be in the doghouse

be in the doghouse

slang To be in trouble with someone due to one's misdeeds or blunders. I'll be in the doghouse if I come into work late again this week. You've been in the doghouse with Maria ever since you forgot her birthday.
See also: doghouse

be in the ˈdoghouse

(South African be in the ˈdogbox) (informal) in a situation where somebody is angry with you because you have done something wrong: I’m in the doghouse with my wife at the moment: I forgot it was her birthday yesterday!
See also: doghouse
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