What is the origin of?
The word used to be used as “f*** the dog” in the 1930’s and at the time it intended losing time or being lazy.
By means of the 1960’s, the meaning of “f*** the dog” was creating a mistake.
This can be a radio DJ, Jack Would possibly (sometimes called Candied Yam Jackson) who claimed to have became “fuck the dog” into “screw the pooch” throughout the 1950’s.
“Screw the pooch” used to be popularized thank you to Tom Wolfe’s ebook, and its movie adaptation; The Proper Stuff, which used to be based totally upon the Mercury Seven area program, introduced in the 1960’s.
The expression used to be first outlined on City Dictionary in 2003.