the shit hits the fan

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the shit hits the fan

rude slang Things become suddenly very chaotic, disastrous, difficult, or controversial. The company has been trying to distance itself from the outspoken director before he says something horribly offensive and the shit really hits the fan. He seems qualified on paper, but how do you think he'll perform under pressure when the shit hits the fan?
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when the shit hits the fan

Sl. when all the expected trouble materializes. When the shit hits the fan, you had better be prepared to support those of us who are involved in this mess.
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the shit hits the fan

INFORMAL, VERY RUDE
If the shit hits the fan, serious trouble suddenly starts. If I was them, I'd be planning to pull out before the shit hits the fan. Then Gene heard about the matter and the shit really hit the fan. Note: People sometimes replace shit with a less offensive word. Tom visited us in Canada shortly before the stuff hit the fan.
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when the shit hits the fan

when a situation becomes critical; when the disastrous consequences of something become public.
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(when) the ˌshit hits the ˈfan

(taboo, slang) (when) somebody in authority finds out about something bad or wrong that somebody has done: When the committee finds out what actually happened, the shit will really hit the fan.
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when the shit hits the fan

tv. when all the expected trouble materializes. (Usually objectionable.) When the shit hits the fan, you had better be prepared to support those of us who are involved in this mess. We had one hell of an afternoon around here. Where were you when the shit hit the fan?
See also: fan, hit, shit

when the shit hits the fan

When the situation goes awry; when trouble starts.
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Come with your friends but also your family because the people who will have your back when shit hits the fan, is family.
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When the shit hits the fan and a hotel room gets trashed, are you the dude that ultimately has to deal with it?
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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.
A "cowboy" is the marauding European buccaneer in African football, caring little about results and more about the fat pay-cheque he's getting, knowing he'll inevitably be sacked or will throw in the towel when the proverbial shit hits the fan, moving on to the next unsuspecting victim.
Like anything in life, when the shit hits the fan your back goes a bit and your legs begin to give way, and I started to wonder what I'd pay for him to just get up and walk away, never mind about winning again or even running again.
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.