Entry from British & World English dictionary
in the dogbox
- NZ & South African informal In disfavour: I was in the dogbox right enoughMore example sentences
- Nope, I'm still in the dogbox, and shouldn't have commented on the jam trips to the dessert.
- He has been in the dogbox after a television documentary on child prostitution showed him flirting with underage girls.
- Before we worked out we were on competing mobile networks, the poor man was constantly in the dogbox for not getting back to me quick enough.
Early 19th century: originally denoting a box for a dog to lie in, later denoting a railway compartment for transporting dogs.
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