in the doghouse

In the doghouse is a figure of speech used to describe that someone is in trouble by something they did, or someone close to them is annoyed with what they did. Nowadays, to be in the doghouse is more commonly referred to as a spouse (usually the husband for this cliche) which they have done something to annoy, irritate or offend their spouse, and must now sleep on the couch or be punished in another way.