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I'm from southern Indiana in the US. When something shits the bed it means something malfunctioned or something went horribly wrong. And, believe me, horrible is and understatement. I had to wear a respirator while I cleaned this up!
By jcarter25 - / Friday 12 May 2017 17:16 /
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  GhostFox  |  33

I think it's a southern USA setting. For what I've read, it comes from the fact that a persons bowels release on death, and that they were in their deathbed already. So they shit the (death) bed. But it can also refer to a major failure in an object, coming back to the shitting in the bed due to some sort of illness or lack of muscle control. In short- "shit the bed" means broken.

By  species4872  |  19

Let me guess. Australian? "shit the bed" common usage here.

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  species4872  |  19

Ha, didn't notice the pound. Obviously Gt Britain, we do have a lot of common sayings with them. Always confuses the yanks.

By  Rebecca Wilson  |  3

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By  jcarter25  |  11

I'm from southern Indiana in the US. When something shits the bed it means something malfunctioned or something went horribly wrong. And, believe me, horrible is and understatement. I had to wear a respirator while I cleaned this up!

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