Posted by ESC on October 15, 2003
In Reply to: Shit Hits the Fan posted by Anthony on October 14, 2003
: The website says it means when a secret gets out and things get bad.
: Is this how it is really used in actual conversation? Sometimes, yes, but I've mainly just heard it when a situation gets really bad and everything goes wrong.
: All his training is a pain, but when the shit hits the fan, it's a life saver.
It means when the situation gets seriously bad.
"Send lawyers, guns and money, for the sh*t has hit the fan." As the song goes.