in the doghouse

in the doghouse
in a situation in which someone is annoyed with you because of something you did.

The president's aide is in the doghouse over remarks she made to the press.

Usage notes: the opposite is out of the doghouse:

She won't be out of the doghouse until she apologizes.

Etymology: based on the idea of being punished like a dog who is forced to stay in a doghouse (= a shelter used by a dog), away from people

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  • in the doghouse — If someone is in the doghouse, they are in disgrace and very unpopular at the moment …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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  • in the doghouse — ► in the doghouse informal in disgrace or disfavour. Main Entry: ↑doghouse …   English terms dictionary

  • in the doghouse — adjective In a situation of being the object of someones anger or disapproval. I had a mighty interesting visitor. It was the Crown Prince of Germanys son. He is a mighty likable young fellow, about 26 years old, the second son, but the oldest… …   Wiktionary

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