One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Excrement.‘they should fine people if they are not carrying a bag for their dog's doo-doo’figurative ‘the company really is in deep doo-doo’
- ‘As we report in our story on page 1, it is now threatened with de-listing from Nasdaq, which would leave more shareholders in deep doo-doo.’
- ‘Piggy doo-doo emits a distinctive scent.’
- ‘Mitchell claimed that pigeon doo-doo was attracting flies and posing a ‘health hazard’ to nearby residents.’
- ‘Just why the two have been shipped off to Alaska is soon made obvious, (they're in deep doo-doo back home), but things quickly go from bad to worse for the veteran cop when his plan to trap the killer goes horribly wrong.’
- ‘But if all or many consumers start trying to save more, the economy will be in deep doo-doo.’
- ‘Anyone caught publishing or distributing the game is in big doo-doo.’
- ‘I'd have really landed in the doo-doo if you hadn't called.’
- ‘You'd have to admire him for having the courage to have his say, even if he knows full well that he's going to land in deep doo-doo for saying it.’
- ‘Maybe he was just being hygiene conscious because he knew how much doggy doo-doo we'd walked in during our daily adventures.’
- ‘He knows deep doo-doo when he smells it.’
- ‘But away from the camera, off the comfy sofa and behind the sincere smiles, their marriage is deep in doo-doo.’
- ‘Had it not been for the batting contributions of the duo in the first innings England would have been in the doo-doo and likely staring at a 2-0 deficit in the series.’
- ‘You suddenly realise their doo-doo stinks too.’
- ‘History is littered with resolute men whose faith and conviction got them into deep doo-doo.’
- ‘My bet is that somebody is going to be in deep doo-doo over this.’
1950s (originally a child's word): reduplicated respelling of do (sense 3 of the noun).
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