Meaning of “(the) shit hits the fan” in the English Dictionary

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"(the) shit hits the fan" in British English

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(the) shit hits the fan

also the shit flies offensive

When the shit hits the fan or when the shit flies, a situation suddenly causes a lot of trouble for someone:

I don't want to be here when the shit hits the fan.

(Definition of “(the) shit hits the fan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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