English Phrases : In The Doghouse





In The Doghouse. What does it mean?

By Mr. Sybille, London, UK - 4th July-2007

There are many phrases which we use in our communication because others use them in theirs. Only very few of us try to understand the literal meaning behind those phrases. When such an attempt is made, we become aware of the context in which those phrases should be/should not be used. This is one of such phrases which have obvious meaning for all of us to understand.

When you say that a person is in the doghouse, what you mean is that others are annoyed with him because of something that he has done.

For example:

• When a man forgets his wife's birthday, he's really in the doghouse.

• The children were in the doghouse because they broke a couple of window panes while playing cricket.



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Reading this list is a great fun, while expanding your vocabulary at the same time. It is meant to help to improve the vocabulary of the visitors, the students (who are preparing for various examinations), the authors, journalists, literati and all other people who are interested in improving their language skills.

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