a situation in which someone is angry at you for something you did or did not do
Tony "this week was my big chance, i was finally allowed to help with the dog food.
I was given the job of cooking and adding the rice and lentils.
I measured it all perfectly to the last gram. ! cooked it perfectly, let it cool and added it to the dog food as instructed.
I felt I had excelled at this small first step on my way to helping with the dog food.
Teresa's inspection did not go as well i had hoped.
It seems the weight of rice i was to add was cooked rice, not uncooked rice.
So now with at least twice as much rice as there should have been I am demoted again and clearly in the dog house..."