Posted by ESC on October 15, 2003
In Reply to: Shit Hits the Fan posted by ESC on October 15, 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.
It's the same as "all hell breaks loose."