tv. when all the expected trouble materializes. (Usually objectionable.) : When the shit hits the fan, you had better be prepared to support those of us who are involved in this mess. , We had one hell of an afternoon around here. Where were you when the shit hit the fan?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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