in the dog house

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a) partying

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b) competing

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c) in trouble

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And it’s definitely somewhere you don’t want to be.
If you are in the doghouse, someone is angry with you because you have done something wrong.

French translation

ne pas être en odeur de sainteté, ne pas être dans les petits papiers de quelqu’un

How NOT to translate : *être dans la niche du chien

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Examples in context

‘From dog house to Air Force One : How Congressman Mike Johnson joined Trump’s inner circle

Louisiana Republican Congressman Mike Johnson has become a trusted member of Donald Trump’s inner circle, traveling regularly with the president on Air Force One to football games, rallies and this week to the New Hampshire primary.
"It’s surreal ; when I call him he calls back within a couple of hours," Johnson said while on the campaign trail with the president in New Hampshire in an interview with USA Today Network. "I believe he sees me now as a trusted ally".’

The News Star, 12 Feb 2020

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Everyday usage

I’ll be in the doghouse if I come into work late again this week.

I seem to be in the doghouse with her but I don’t know why.


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