Meaning of “in the doghouse” in the English Dictionary

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"in the doghouse" in British English

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in the doghouse

UK and US informal

If you are in the doghouse, someone is annoyed with you and shows their disapproval:

I'm in the doghouse - I broke Sara's favourite vase this morning.

(Definition of “in the doghouse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"in the doghouse" in American English

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in the doghouse

in a situation in which someone is angry at you for something you did or did not do:

If I don’t do something for Mother’s Day, I’ll really be in the doghouse.

(Definition of “in the doghouse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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