the shit hits the fan

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Definition of the shit hits the fan

informal + offensive
used to describe what happens when people find out about something that makes them very angry I told him I was dropping out of school and the shit hit the fan.

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“The shit hits the fan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20shit%20hits%20the%20fan. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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