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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.
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in the doghouse

slang 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.
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*in the doghouse

Fig. in trouble; in (someone's) disfavor. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; find oneself ~; put someone [into] ~.) I'm really in the doghouse with my boss. I was late for an appointment. I hate being in the doghouse all the time. I don't know why I can't stay out of trouble.
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in the doghouse

In disfavor, in trouble, as in Jane knew that forgetting the check would put her in the doghouse. This expression alludes to relegating a dog that misbehaves to its outdoor kennel. [c. 1900]
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in the doghouse

INFORMAL
If you are in the doghouse, someone is annoyed with you because of something you have done. If you give her a birthday card and nothing else, you'll be in the doghouse. Four Caribbean prime ministers have landed themselves in the doghouse after failing to turn up to a top-level meeting at the White House. Note: In American English, a `doghouse' is a kennel.
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in the doghouse (or dogbox)

in disgrace or disfavour. informal
1963 Pamela Hansford Johnson Night & Silence He'd been getting bad grades, he was in the dog-house as it was.
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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!
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in the doghouse

Slang
In great disfavor or trouble.
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in the doghouse

In disgrace. The term alludes to sending a dog that misbehaves indoors to its outdoor kennel. It is of relatively recent origin, presumably from about 1900. In James Barrie’s Peter Pan (1904) Mr. Darling mistreats the children’s favorite, a dog named Nana, and in penance goes to live in the dog’s house.
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* Bend over any nails or screws that protrude into the doghouse. * Paint the exterior for protection and appearance.
The inside enclosure is fully insulated, has room for a doghouse, and can be equipped with 110 volt heat or air conditioning.
Nevertheless, even a Lab needs some protection from a Midwestern winter, so I decided to build Woody an insulated doghouse. As a former engineer, I have the requisite design and drafting skills to conceptualize a terrific domicile for a dog.
Recently, Bateman joined a team of fieldworkers as they tended to dogs tied up outside in the cold as part of the organization's doghouse program.
The easy-to-assemble Extra-Small features a rain gutter that keeps water from entering the home, an elongated door frame that increases protection from Mother Nature, a moat in the base to capture fluids inside the doghouse and keep pets dry, and a vent in the rear for improved air circulation.
While a range of observatory styles was presented, there was a disproportionate amount of reader interest in the tiny "doghouse" observatory, which was described in a single paragraph accompanied by one photograph.