feel like a mushroom

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feel like a mushroom

informal To feel like one is being intentionally kept and told lies uninformed about something. Mushrooms commonly grow in dark environments and feed on manure, so the phrase puns on the idea of being kept in the dark (left uninformed) and fed bullshit (lies). Does your boss tell you the truth anything that's going on? When I worked there, I felt like a mushroom—that's why I left!
See also: feel, like, mushroom
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