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THE SHIT HIT THE FAN

What Does "The Shit Hit The Fan" Mean?

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"The Shit Hit The Fan" means "A Difficult or Controversial Situation Suddenly Caused a Lot of Trouble."

"The shit hit the fan" is a common, though crude, idiom in English. It's used to describe a situation where something has gone seriously wrong, and the consequences were widespread and chaotic. Essentially, it signifies that a problem or crisis occurred and caused a lot of trouble. For example:
  • When they found out what we had really been doing, the shit hit the fan.
  • When the cat pooped in the aircon, the shit really hit the fan!
The phrase "the shit hit the fan" is vulgar. It is not suitable for formal or professional contexts.

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meaning of The Shit Hit The Fan

"A Difficult or Controversial Situation Suddenly Caused a Lot of Trouble"

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"A Difficult or Controversial Situation Suddenly Caused a Lot of Trouble" is the most common definition for The Shit Hit The Fan on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
The Shit Hit The Fan
Definition:A Difficult or Controversial Situation Suddenly Caused a Lot of Trouble
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

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