Posted by ESC on April 17, 2008 at 10:08:
In Reply to: Slept like a log posted by Shannon on April 17, 2008 at 09:01:
: What is the meaning of this idiom 'slept like a log', also 'in the doghouse'?
My take on the phrases:
If you "sleep like a log," it is a deep sleep. You don't toss and turn, get up or wake up.
"In the doghouse" means you're in trouble. You have displeased someone. The general idea is that a husband (most of the time) has made his wife so mad that she won't let him in the house. He has to go sleep outside in the doghouse. It is a step further than "on the couch."