should have stood in bed

I should have stood in bed

I should not have bothered doing this because it wasn't worth the time or effort. The phrase, a pun on "I should have stayed in bed," is attributed to Joe Jacobs, who was quoted as saying it after attending a baseball game. Primarily heard in US. We got trounced at our football game this morning—I should've just stood in bed. A: "So, what did you think of the opera, Dad?" B: "Eh, waste of a Sunday if you ask me. I should have stood in bed."
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should have stood in bed

Fig. an expression used on a bad day, when one should have stayed in one's bed. What a horrible day! I should have stood in bed. The minute I got up and heard the news this morning, I knew I should have stood in bed.
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