(the) shit will hit the fan

(the) shit will 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 will really hit the fan if news of this payoff goes public. Shit will hit the fan if mom and dad find out I took the car out without their permission.
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shit will hit the fan, the

Also, when or then the shit hits the fan . There will be major trouble, often following the disclosure of a piece of information. For example, When they find out they were firing on their own planes, the shit will hit the fan. This idiom calls up the graphic image of feces spread by a rapidly revolving electric fan. [ Vulgar slang; c. 1930]
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