Derived from the cliché "digging yourself into a hole" (In a conversation; where someone keeps saying
things which make
their own situation more
awkward). "Drop the shovel" may be said
to the person
into the hole by another member of the conversation concerned
for the person
's welfare, indicating that they should stop talking to avoid making the situation any worse. Created by the only Matthew Jones in Cardiff.
Jake: And I said to my girl, "Shut it, fatty!" Ha. But she got the joke.
Tom: Ha! It's funny because she is a little bit chubby!
Jake: No...that's not why it's funny. My girl's not chubby.
Tom: Nah but she's got a bit more cellulite
Tom: Ok, it's not just cellulite
I know. She must have
an eating disorder righ-
Matt: DUDE. Drop the shovel.