Originally Posted by Northern Spy
this and I still have no idea what you are talking about.
I will volunteer the answer.
The phrase I used is "strawberry punnet syndrome".
Strawberries are offered for sale in 250gram plastic packs. The worst ones are placed at the base of the container to be least visible, the best at the top to suggest high quality generally, in the middle those of mid range quality.
Hopefully the second expression "the deeper you go the worse it gets", now makes sense.
Nothing like explaining an attempt at humour to remove all vestiges of it. Anyway, mystery solved. BruceK 1, Google nil. Feel free to use the expression if it takes your fancy. Or not.
A friend calls his work colleague "mudguard" (translates to car fender). His work looked perfect on the surface, but if you checked it was not, (the underside of that shiny fender was plastered with mud and dirt).