in the shit

in the shit

rude slang In a difficult situation or a huge amount of trouble; drawing someone's anger and/or a severe punishment. If we get caught breaking into school, we'll be in the shit! I knew I was in the shit when I dented my mom's brand-new car.
See also: shit

in the shit

or

in deep shit

BRITISH, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE
If someone is in the shit or in deep shit, they are in a very difficult situation. Look, I'll be brief. You're in the shit, mate. This is serious business. I am in deep shit and I need your help. Note: You can also say that someone or something drops you in the shit when they get you into trouble or into a very difficult situation. And that's going to drop her right in the shit with her bosses.
See also: shit
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If I was in the shit with y'all, I wouldn't have to be me, so since I am me, fuck y'all in terms of that.
My sister-in-law's Ab-Roller came wrapped in the shit and ever since, Granny's been 'dicted to crackin' the stuff.