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in a doghouse

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in the doghouse

adjective phrase

In a position or status of obloquy; out of favor, esp temporarily: The press secretary is in the doghouse for cussing out a reporter/ He was in a doghouse at home on account of coming home cockeyed on his wedding anniversary (1932+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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