Definition of dogbox in English:

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dogbox

Pronunciation: /ˈdɒɡbɒks/

noun

Australian informal

Phrases

in the dogbox

NZ & South African informal In disfavour: I was in the dogbox right enough
More 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.

Origin

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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