(the) shit hits the fan Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ​situationsuddenlycauses 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)
Translations of “(the) shit hits the fan”
in Chinese (Simplified) 麻烦到来,灾难来临…
in Chinese (Traditional) 麻煩到來,災難來臨…
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