Idioms about shitSlang: Vulgar.
- (used to express amazement or disbelief): He got into MIT? No shit!
- (used to express one's annoyance with an obvious statement): Yeah, no shit, numskull!
- to defecate in one's clothes, as from terror or illness; soil oneself: There’s a girl drunkenly puking and shitting herself in the alley—should we call 911?
- to be very frightened, especially of a current or future circumstance or consequence: He’s basically shitting himself wondering if I’m gonna tell his wife what we did.
Origin of shit
usage note for shit
The word has numerous meanings and occurs in many colorful phrases and compounds that have nothing to do with defecation: for example, no shit, shit happens, and shitfaced.
In informal conversations among friends, the use of shit and its various expressions is often acceptable. For some people, the word comes naturally, without hesitation, as an expression of annoyance or chagrin, even if they still find it too vulgar to use in its literal sense. But in formal settings, use of the word generally remains inappropriate.
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How to use shit in a sentence
You come look at Chollas Creek after a heavy rain, you may see all kinds of toxic shit, tires, who knows what, just floating through.San Diego’s Infrastructure Deficit Is Really a Stormwater Deficit|Andrew Keatts|February 8, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Gravity is real, and no matter how many times you shout stonks in the mirror, crying, while clutching your smartphone, it’s hard to keep a bag of shit in the air forever.In 2021 everyone gets 15 minutes of wealth|Alex Wilhelm|February 2, 2021|TechCrunch
“That’s some real gangster shit right there,” enthused Jake.The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.|by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE|February 1, 2021|ProPublica
“These dudes came in on a bunch of brute, brute shit … like they were looking for trouble,” said Dennis Prewitt, the man taken down by Habib and the officers with him.Still Can’t Breathe|by Topher Sanders, ProPublica, and Yoav Gonen, THE CITY, video by Lucas Waldron, ProPublica|January 21, 2021|ProPublica
You mentioned you still talk to some of your former colleagues who are in Congress and that some of them really believe this shit.The GOP’s existential crisis, explained by a former Republican Congress member|Sean Illing|January 15, 2021|Vox
Funny or Die News also features Vox-style “explainers,” including “The Middle East—Why Shit So Fucked Up?”How Funny or Die Plans to Cover ISIS, Ebola and Elections|Asawin Suebsaeng|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was like, ‘Shit, try being in a two-piece where the other person doesn’t talk!Jack White Apologizes For Trashing Meg White, Adele, The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, Etc.|Marlow Stern|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her most popular video, the aforementioned “Shit White Girls Say… to Black Girls,” was viewed 10.4 million times.YouTube, Netflix, and the Death of Television|Rich Goldstein|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He went on to found the gang FSU, which stands for Friends Stand United (it originally stood for Fuck Shit Up).Homeless to Hollywood: First-Time Director Elgin James Talks ‘Little Birds'|Kevin Fallon|September 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the morning, Ramesh came back, was told by a constable about Xerox, and said, "Shit, it wasn't a dream, then."An Excerpt from Between the Assassinations|Aravind Adiga|June 10, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Shit, why not send me a letter asking me if I mind receiving an email?
“Shit,” he said, and began to sort through the alerts while his back and neck muscles tightened.
Then, five minutes later, “Shit, I forgot that this one has a different mo-bo than the others.”Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
He took the title of Shit-su and founded what is known as the Yuen dynasty.