Shitting themselves - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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1. rude slang Literally, to defecate while still wearing one's clothing. I need you to pull over the car right now, or else I'm going to shit myself!
2. rude slang By extension, to be very surprised. When I saw that the magazine had published my letter to the editor, I practically shit myself!
References in periodicals archive
My former friend told me at one point that the Government are absolutely shitting themselves
that Kim Dotcom will get traction in the election, and that a successful prosecution of John Banks would give him that traction.
Mossop said: "The terrorists have not lifted a finger against Australia as a country but already their have our supposed hardmen shitting themselves