(the) shit is going to hit the fan

(the) shit is going to hit the fan

rude slang Some situation will become even more problematic, detrimental, or difficult to deal with. We're under a lot of scrutiny now, but the shit is really going to hit the fan if news of this payoff goes public. Shit is going to hit the fan if mom and dad find out I took the car out without their permission.
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