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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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.