shit (one)self

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shit (one)self

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!
See also: shit
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As I went up the road my wife came towards me in our family car so I flagged her down and did a U-turn and it was quite hard case because the guys following me shit themselves (like they do in surveillance) and they raced up a side road, and there was another car up there also and they looked a bit panicky.
I did a double U-turn around the Penrose roundabout, and I saw them zoom off because they didn't want to come on with me, and then when I came around and came back off at Penrose they had done a U-turn on the other side of the road and were sitting opposite me, and they shit themselves as I came up to the intersection because they reversed backwards.
You see horses win round there with their head in the air and then they see the hill at Cheltenham and they shit themselves.
At night, the men were so exhausted that they pissed and shit themselves in their cots, unable to get up to use the outhouses.
BH: Satie's ambient experiments caused some bodily effect, even if unconscious; he would have been interested in "brown sound," an infrasonic frequency first used by the French police on '68 rioters, which makes people shit themselves.
Even at the last stride, horses can shit themselves when they see it, so it's important to have them totally focused.