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More politely known as "a pile of poo", the term "a crock of shit" derives from an ancient Roman custom that coincidentally took place in Roman times. It referred literally to a pot into which people would excrete if they were particularly bored by whichever freelance philosoper happened to be talking rubbish at the time. The Roman empire employed crock-monitors who were each assigned to a philosopher, and it was their job to monitor the pot (or crock). Should the crock become full, it would be presented to the philospher, who was obliged, by law, to announce that it bore a remarkable resembence to himself, thus proclaiming he was full of crap and was, in fact, talking a crock of shit.
"I am talking a crock of shit", Socretes 429 BC
by Nigel Hill September 13, 2005
Something that is false, misleading, full of lies, etc.
The assertion that your car is exceptional is a crock of shit.
by UrbanWebster February 15, 2004
1. An earthenware pot, brimming with smelly excrement.

2. Bullshit, lies... deviations from the truth
1. He's shits in a crock, rather than the much popularised toilet, and as a result he's unemployed.

2. Tony had to admit that the crock of shit he and George had just made up would probably backfire on him.
by linkinmark October 15, 2004
An acceptable term in describing the $700B Bailout Bill passed on October 3, 2008 by the American government to help support failing corporations that don't have any business existing.
The wooden arrow clause in that bailout is a crock of shit.
by amyc519 October 03, 2008
As slang, 'a crock of shit' is similar to 'a white lie'.

It's poetic metaphor: consider that a crock pot cooks food slowly but thoroughly, which has advantages above just tenderizing. For example, before refrigeration, people had to more frequently encounter meat that may have been starting to spoil, and had to do something to make use of it. They would do what they could to kill off the bacteria as best as possible, perpetuating the popularity of slow cooking. Soups are sometimes good for this too, since the bacteria has a better chance of dying off with meat cooked through and through.

The coorelation here is in the exaggeration that implies that a crock of shit should be harmless, if the bacteria is eliminated. The truth is that even food that is too rancid, even when cooked thoroughly, is still bad for you. Kill off the bacteria in a pile of shit and it's still nonedible. Comparing deception to shit, sometimes people try to justify their behavior while claiming that they are also mitigating the side effects. Sometimes they get called out by someone else as its being a crock of shit. Simply put, with the context this is usually used with, no matter how it's prepared, scandal is probably bad for you.

* Supposedly, modern sewage treatment is a different idea altogether.
Those laws are a crock of shit.
by The whizzer of AZ February 29, 2016
Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize
That Smore won that? What a crock of shit!
by jpizzleofwichizzle October 09, 2009
a small basket over flowwing with faeces
Britney spears looks like a crock of shit
by jonney blocks May 12, 2009

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