(do something) or get off the pot

(do something) or get off the pot

Either commit to doing something productive or step aside and stop wasting time. A variant of the vulgar phrase "shit or get off the pot," in which any verb can be substituted. As manager of this branch, you need to start leading or get off the pot! It's been two weeks since my interview—I wish they would hire me or get off the pot!
See also: get, off, pot