- in the doghouse, Slang. in disfavor or disgrace.
Origin of doghouse
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Examples from the Web for doghouse
My mother used to make men buy two pieces, one for the occasion and the one for when he would be in the doghouse.Titillation Over Tiffany's
May 28, 2011
After months in the doghouse, Mr. Banks is summoned to face what he firmly believes will be the coup de grâce.My New Mantra for 2009
January 2, 2009
When Ralph got to the roundhouse he found Fogg in the doghouse chatting with his friends.Ralph on the Overland Express
The man brought him home for me, and chained him up in an unused wood-shed, for I had no doghouse as yet.Rudder Grange
Frank R. Stockton
He stuck his nose out of the doghouse and saw four slender, hairy animals.
As soon as the four Weasels had talked things over, they went straight to the chicken coop which stood close to the doghouse.
Poor Pinocchio huddled close to the doghouse more dead than alive from cold, hunger, and fright.
- US and Canadian a hutlike shelter for a dogAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): kennel
- informal disfavour (in the phrase in the doghouse)
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Word Origin and History for doghouse
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Idioms and Phrases with doghouse
see in the doghouse.
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