(of a ship) moored in a dock
(of a person) not fully fit and out of action – British Informal
(of a vehicle) in a garage for repairs
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in the dock
under investigation or scrutiny for suspected wrongdoing or harm caused – British
In a court of law, the dock is the enclosure where the defendant stands during a trial.
1995 - Times - For once, Britain was not in the dock as others took the heat.
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