piss on v.
1. (also piss all over, piss up, piss upon) to treat contemptuously; note euph. in cit. 2006 based on golden shower n.
|Erasmus’ Apophthegms (1564) Bk I 121: He, in departing from the company, pissed vppon euery of the geastes that sate at the table, behind at their backes, signifiyng the same also to be one other propertee belonging to doggues.(trans.)|
|Ram-Alley III i: Take heed; Let me not catch thee in the widow’s house; If I do, I’ll pick they head upon my sword, And piss in thy very visnomy.|
|Women Pleased III iv: Why, every Boy ith’ Towne will pisse upon thee.|
|Woman never Vext 7: Each Festivall day I’ll come unto thy house, And I will pisse upon thy threshold.|
|The Wandering Jew 36: Tottered Beggers, (whom thou calledst thy dogges) pisse there on thy face in scorne.|
|Gossips Braule 8: You Lant-liquor Rogue, come Neighbors wee’l pay him, let’s piss out his Eyes.|
|Fables of Abstemius (1692) CCXCVIII 268: He only Pist upon the Pears in Contempt.|
|Epsom Wells V i: kick.: And I will make bold to piss upon your Worship. clod p.: Oh impudence! Constable secure ’em to night.|
|Works (1899) III line 1453: The wanton boys would piss upon your grave.Hind and Panther in|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: He’ll carry no coals, not to be Pissed upon, or Imposed upon, nor bear a Trick, or take an Affront, or tamely pass by any ill Treatment.|
|Essay to Prove Cold Bathing 302: A Man of no mean Magnitude once, but now despisd and p-ss-d upon.|
|Rambling Fuddle-Caps 16: Thou’lt be piss’d on by Fools, and be fear’d by thy Betters.|
|Erasmus’ Colloquies 198: Poor Creature, what wilt thou do? Thou wilt be pis’d upon by every Body.(trans.)|
|Miscellanies IV (1751) 139: Now Ditton and Whiston May both bep-st on, And Whiston and Ditton May both be besh-t on.‘On the Longitude’|
|Polly Honeycombe 8: Ah, pise on your naughty novels!|
|Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 96: May I be trampl’d, pist, and sh-t on, / If I don’t think you right.|
|Modern Chivalry (1937) Pt I Vol. I Bk III 39: His very scullions will piss upon you, and give you no better life than a dog among their feet.|
|London Street Games 38: Garn! P ........,* an play wiv the steam (*Four words censored).|
|Cry Tough! 170: I’m getting to know some really big guys. Guys who wouldn’t piss on Shimmy.|
|letter 17 Sept. in Leader (2000) 337: Did you see that pissing on Cecil Beaton in the month’s Lilliput?|
|Proud Highway (1997) 620: I don’t mind getting pissed on for not ‘loving’ Hell’s Angels.letter 14 June|
|Tenants (1972) 162: You ought to burn up both of these yourself, Willie, on account of this cat [...] pissed up your black book.|
|Cutter and Bone (2001) 180: The gods have denied me. Indeed, they have pissed on me, they have shat on me.|
|(con. 1971) Times Square 61: Sorry, sorry, you piss on my date and you say you’re sorry?|
|Forced Landing 41: For a female to pass water on a guy like Georgina is doing to meester! Neh, man is reely bad, I’d never take it.‘Bad Times, Sad Times’ in Mutloatse|
|Patriot Game (1985) 150: Pissed all over his little strategy, and then made him eat it.|
|Spidertown (1994) 170: Yuh pissin’ on me [...] After all I done, yuh pissin’ on me.|
|Indep. on Sun. Culture 19 Mar. 14: His lowly cuisine had been pissed on [...] by Fay Maschler.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 158: piss all over Defeat easily. ANZ [...] piss on someone from a great height Give someone a very hard time.|
|thelondonpaper 4 Sept. 32: His friend in the passenger seat jeered and laughed while our original joker looked as though his parade had been well and truly golden-showered on.|
|Winter of Frankie Machine (2007) 68: L.A. pisses on us. They piss all over us.|
|Panopticon (2013) 29: Today is pissing all over yesterday; I was beginning tae think the polis would never let me out.|
2. to be drenched with rain.
|Brave Company 172: It fairly pissed down on top of me [OED].|
|Viz Oct./Nov. 47: Come on, come on! I’m getting pissed on out here!|
|Soho 151: ‘How did you get on at the Groucho, James?’ ‘Pissed on from a great height,’ said James. ‘Yeh yeh, I got caught in it too.’ ‘I’m not talking about the rain, I’m talking about my stupid pissballing editor.’.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 158: piss down Torrential rain. ANZ.|
to hell with; thus excl. piss on it! who cares!
|World I Never Made 339: I don’t care. Shit on the world! Piss on the world!|
|(con. 1944) Gallery (1948) 147: I just say do you and pushem into a dark corner .... Piss on all introductions and flourishes.|
|One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding 20: I look back at Francine an she lookin mean. Piss on Francine!|
|Killing Time 233: I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, / ‘Piss on you all, it’s been a hell of a night.’.|
|Close Quarters (1987) 44: Piss on it, I’m dead.|
|It (1987) 376: ‘Piss on this action,’ Richie muttered frantically to himself.|
|Pornucopia 149: ‘Piss on it!’ Prior echoed with mixed sorrow and rage.|
to be annoyed, uneasy, tetchy; thus on nettles, anxious, uneasy.
|Proverbs II Ch. x: It seemd to hym she had pyst on a nettyll. / She nettled hym, and he rattled her so.|
|Quip for an Upstart Courtier B2: Questioning with one that I met, why these women were so cholericke, he [...] pointed to a bush of nettles [...] Mary (quoth hee) all these women that you heare brawling frowning and skolding thus, haue seuerally pist on this bushe of nettles; and the vertue of them is to force a woman that waters them to be as peeuish for a whole day and as waspish, as if she had bene stung in the browe with a hornet.|
|Proverbs (2nd edn) 375: Of angry persons. He has pisht on a nettle.|
|Dict. Canting Crew.|
|Homer Travestie (1764) I 180: Hey day! quoth Venus, what’s all this, / On nettles sure you’ve been to piss; / You will not, that, or t’other do.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: He or she has pissed on a nettle; said of one who is peevish or out of temper.|
|Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1785].|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue [as cit. 1785].|
|Memoirs of the US Secret Service 132: Old Sam is on nettles by this time, but he’s a wily old dog, and he manages himself admirably.|
to blunder, to fail in a task.
|Alice in La-La Land (1999) 192: So after your wise remarks about me pissing on my shoe, you don’t get in and do the job.|
(Can.) to spoil someone’s plans.
|Maledicta IX 161: The Royal Canadian Air Force taught me piss on someone’s chips (spoil his plans).|
|Independent 24 Jan. 37/2: The unsinkable Mr D’s voice changed into camp Cockney sparrow: ‘I mean, I don’t want to piss on me chips...’.|
|Out of Bounds (2017) 23: That’d piss on your chips and no mistake.|
to make one’s presence felt, to ‘send a message’.
|Sucked In 15: And now the games begin. I’ve just had Barry Quinlan pissing on my lamp-post.|
(orig. US) to shatter illusions, to ruin an otherwise satisfactory situation.
|Blood Brothers 143: Please don’t piss on my fuckin’ parade.|
|House of Slammers 6: Listen [...] don’t you rain on my parade, dahling.|
|In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 117: You people got to learn not to shit on my parade.|
|Rivethead (1992) 125: Let me guess [...] Idi Amin showed up to piss on your parade.|
|Green River Rising 140: You guys have really rained on my parade.|
|Deadmeat 365: I’m sorry to piss on your fireworks.|
|‘Going Wild’, The Long and the Short of It 13: ‘You’re just jealous,’ she said. ‘You’re pissing on my parade.’.|
|Mystery Bay Blues 108: But just to rain on Warren’s parade the landlord wasn’t going to bite.|
|thelondonpaper 4 Sept. 32: Our original joker looked as though his parade had been well and truly golden-showered on.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 370: Ah dinnae want tae pish on the pageant ay a man in love.|
|Artefacts of the Dead [ebook] But at the very least we’ll be raining on Sinclair’s parade.|
(US) to humiliate.
|Digger’s Game (1981) 108: Digger paid him out and pissed on his shoe for him.|
a general insult.
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 521: ‘Piss on that,’ Warden snarled.|
|(con. early 1950s) Valhalla 117: Glaring, he got up. ‘Piss on you, horse.’.|
|Black Players 121: In the dying words of one of Iceberg’s characters: ‘Piss on you squares!’.|
|Maledicta IX 160: The English say piss off (or sod off) where Americans would say fuck off, but getting a shitty deal is essentially American and so is piss on you (rejection).|
|Rivethead (1992) 14: Well, piss on ya, I’m going back to sleep.|
|Hell on Hoe Street 38: Piss on them all [...] Damn them, bloody them, blast them, eff them!|