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when the shit hits the fan

Definition of when the shit hits the fan in English:

vulgar slang When the disastrous consequences of something become public.
Example sentences
  • However, if it does happen, when the shit hits the fan - and it will - Americans will be looking for someone to blame.
  • The added bonus is that by using the CIA to convey the information, you can then blame the CIA when the shit hits the fan.
  • No word yet on whether those ‘spiritual forces’ will aid him when the shit hits the fan.
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