shit the bed

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shit the bed (third-person singular simple present shits the bed, present participle shitting the bed, simple past and past participle shit the bed or shat the bed)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see shit,‎ bed.
  2. (chiefly US, idiomatic, of a person or thing) To fail, often in a complete and irreparable fashion.