the shit hits the fan

the shit hits the fan

(rude)
extremely unpleasant things happen and become known The company's busy season was upon them once more, and the shit was hitting the fan.
Related vocabulary: something hits the fan
See also: fan, hit, shit

the shit hits the fan

  (taboo)
if the shit hits the fan, a person or an organization gets into serious trouble If Dad finds out how much money you spent, the shit will really hit the fan.
See scare the shit out of
See also: fan, hit, shit
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I know it is said a lot but when the shit hits the fan you go further for a friend than a team mate.
This situation needs to be sorted before the shit hits the fan, the GAA needs to be man enough to stand over whatever decision they make at the same time leaving the people who choose to live in their narrow-minded world in the past.
Indeed, when the shit hits the fan, and it appears it will be soon, it will be our door they first knock on for help.