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a crock

An obvious lie. The accusation that Peter stole the money from the register is such a crock! He's the most trustworthy and honest man I've ever met.
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a crock of shit

rude slang Something that is false or ridiculous. He never came, so his promise to help us was a crock of shit! Oh, that rumor is a crock of shit. Can you believe that penalty call? What a crock of shit!
See also: crock, of, shit

be a crock of shit

rude slang To be false or ridiculous. He never came, so his promise to help us was a crock of shit! Oh, that rumor is a crock of shit. Can you believe that penalty call? What a crock of shit!
See also: crock, of, shit

crock of gold

A particularly large sum of money or valuable resources. Regulators chastised the financial firm for chasing crocks of gold through risky investments of questionable legality rather than protect their clients' funds. You're not going to find a crock of gold going into this business, but it's definitely lucrative enough to make a living.
See also: crock, gold, of

crock up

To damage or hurt someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crock" and "up." Our fence is crocked up because our neighbor ran into it with his tractor.
See also: crock, up

what a crock (of shit)

An exclamation that something is ridiculous, nonsense, or clearly untrue. Including "of shit" at the end makes the phrase more emphatic but is also much more rude. A: "Going on an all-wheatgrass diet has given me so much more energy and has really improved my mood!" B: "What a crock of shit. You're going to make yourself really sick eating nothing but that junk!" A: "Mom says we need to be home before 8." A: "What a crock! We don't even have school in the morning!"
See also: crock, what
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

crock someone or something up

Sl. to damage or harm someone or something. The accident crocked me up a bit. I really crocked up my car last night.
See also: crock, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a crock of shit

INFORMAL, VERY RUDE
If someone describes something as a crock of shit, they mean it has no value, is of very poor quality or is completely wrong. Frankly, I think the whole poem is a crock of shit. All that stuff about us splitting up, it's such a crock of shit. Note: A crock is a clay jug or storage jar.
See also: crock, of, shit

a pot of gold

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

a crock of gold

BRITISH
COMMON If you talk about a pot of gold or a crock of gold, you mean a large amount of money that someone hopes to get in the future, or something that will bring them a large amount of money in the future. The business is now worth at least £100 billion a year — a pot of gold that attracts the most diverse people. The government and employers rejected the notion that there was a crock of gold in unpaid taxes. Note: You can also talk about a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or a crock of gold at the end of the rainbow, with a similar meaning, though this suggests that you will never get the money. Ethan was sure there was a crock of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow if only he could get himself an agent.
See also: gold, of, pot
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a ˌcrock of ˈshit

(taboo, slang, especially American English) something that is not true: ‘He told me he was working yesterday.’ ‘What a crock of shit! I saw him shopping in town!’
See also: crock, of, shit
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

crock

1. n. nonsense. (From crock (of shit).) What a crock! You don’t know what you are talking about!
2. n. a drunkard. Give the old crock some money, anything to get him outa here before he barfs or something.

crock (of shit)

1. n. a mass of lies and deception worth no more than dung. (Usually objectionable.) That’s nothing but a crock of shit! I don’t believe a word of it.
2. n. a person who tells lies. (Rude and derogatory.) He’s just a crock of shit. He never tells the truth.
3. n. a braggart. (Rude and derogatory.) He’s such a crock. He makes everything he has done sound ten times better than it really is.
See also: crock, of, shit

crock

verb

crock someone/something up

tv. to damage or harm someone or something. I really crocked up my car last night.
See also: crock, someone, something, up

What a crock!

and WAC
exclam. & comp. abb. What a crock of shit!; What a lot of nonsense! Y3. WAC!
See also: what
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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