in the doghouse

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 (dôg′hous′, dŏg′-)
A small shelter for a dog.
in the doghouse Slang
In great disfavor or trouble.
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in the doghouse

In disgrace or disfavor; from a type of sleeping shelter on an old sailing ship that was notoriously uncomfortable.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
في موقِف مَعيب، في وَرْطَه
v nemilosti
i hundehuset
igen megalázó helyzetben
í ónáî
v nemilosti
gözden düşmüşitibarını kaybetmiş


(dog) noun
a domestic, meat-eating animal related to the wolf and fox.
(usually of members of the dog family) male. a dog-fox.
verbpast tense, past participle dogged
to follow closely as a dog does. She dogged his footsteps.
dogged (ˈdogid) adjective
keeping on at what one is doing in a determined and persistent manner. his dogged perseverance.
ˈdoggedly (-gid-) adverb
He went doggedly on with his work despite the interruptions.
ˈdoggedness (-gid-) noun
ˈdog-biscuit noun
a small hard biscuit fed to dogs.
ˈdog collar
1. a stiff round collar worn by a clergyman.
2. a collar around a dog's neck.
ˈdog-eared adjective
(of a book) having the pages turned down at the corner. dog-eared volumes; Several pages were dog-eared.
ˌdog-ˈtired adjective
very tired. I'm dog-tired this morning after sitting up all night in the train.
a dog's life
a wretched existence. He leads a dog's life.
go to the dogs
to be ruined, especially to ruin oneself.
in the doghouse
in disgrace. He forgot his wife's birthday, so he's in the doghouse.
not a dog's chance
no chance at all. He hasn't a dog's chance of getting a ticket.
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