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**** Hits the Fan

Posted by ESC on October 15, 2003

In Reply to: **** 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 **** 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.

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