in the doghouse

idiom

informal
: in a bad situation because someone is angry at one : in trouble
He's in the doghouse for forgetting his wife's birthday.

Examples of in the doghouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even though the driver, who fled the scene and remains at large, shoulders much of the blame, Vogt’s company had already in the doghouse after another of his vehicles collided with a fire truck in August. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2023 Feeling the sting of being in the doghouse, Kyle later approached Mauricio at the dinner table, claiming there was ambiguity in her confession to his mother. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 Bourne reportedly clashed with Patricia and Judge and ended up in the doghouse during the early part of the season. oregonlive, 9 June 2023 Bourne reportedly clashed with Patricia and Judge and ended up in the doghouse during the early part of the season. oregonlive, 9 June 2023 This analysis closely examines eight possible problems that could cause ChatGPT to lose its steam and even end up in the doghouse, see the link here. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 5 Feb. 2023 The Downward Facing Dog had been in the doghouse since 1993, when yoga was banned in public schools over concerns of the exercise’s connections to Hinduism. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 28 May 2021 On top of everything else, Kitchens dealt with player issues all season long, from safety Damarious Randall losing focus in practice to tight end David Njoku and Rashard Higgins landing in the doghouse and barely playing. cleveland, 20 Dec. 2020 Whoever convinced coach Joe Mazzulla to free Williams from his prolonged and inexplicable stay in the doghouse deserves a bonus. Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2023

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“In the doghouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20doghouse. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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