shit just got real

shit just got real

rude slang Used to indicate that a situation has escalated to something much more serious, intense, dangerous or demanding of one's attention than before. Sometimes used humorously or sarcastically. We all thought this was a joke, but when the police showed up with riot gear, we were like, "Shit just got real!" A: "Sounds like a ton of documents just leaked that connect the governor to the cartel." B: "Holy crap, shit just got real!" If the show wasn't really setting your world on fire up till now, then make sure you watch last night's episode, because, suffice it to say, shit just got real.
See also: just, real, shit
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