In the recent feature film The Martian, Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, has to figure out a way to grow food on Mars when it's never been done before in order to survive until he can possibly be rescued, he says
In the face of overwhelming odds I'm only left with one option:
"I'm gonna have to science the shit out of this"
It's very clear from the context that he uses the idiom X the shit out of it to mean 'X it to an excessive degree'.
However, science is a noun but in this case is being used as a verb.
If a verb is used in the phrase, it's obvious:
Pound the shit out of this
Engineer the shit out of this
Flatten the shit out of this
Some other non-verbs that seem to work:
Orange the shit of this - (unofficial pastime at Syracuse University)
Caffeine the shit out of this - (add more than enough caffeine)
[NB: Apparently, if you can figure out a noun which does not work in verbing,
you should IMMEDIATELY buy a lottery ticket! ]
However, other non-verbs that don't seem to work: >Bird the shit out of this Door the shit out of this Mud the shit out of this
Is there something special about the nouns that do work versus ones that don't?
Is there a specific name for it?