Top Definition
A bad situation.
"It's one big shit sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite."
by Anonymous October 05, 2003
A way of giving crappy news to someone.

The news is dressed up as, first a positive statement then the bad news, and then a positive statement to take the edge off things.
Hey man, I saw your Lovely Sister last night, shame she was being Spit Roasted by your Dad and his Bro, your Mum looked happy though....
by DDni August 26, 2005
Popular philosophical reflection. You see, life is like a shit sandwich because the more bread you have, the less shit you have to eat.
Life is like a shit sandwich, and shit happens, man
#shit #life #philosophy #reflections #wisdom
by Hugh G Rection October 20, 2005
A 'SHIT SANDWICH' is a method of delivering some bad news, advice, or a rejection of someone's idea(s).

It is designed to make the bad news, advice or rejection more palatable, easier to take, and/or easier on the receiving party.

It is used to ensure the the person hearing the bad news, advice or rejection actually listens to what is being said so they can eat and digest it...

You want someone to eat the 'Shit' (bad news), you serve it between two lovely slices of bread.. hence 'Shit Sandwich'
George is just about to be sacked....

Hi George,

You've been with us for over 20 years and you've been a fantastic member of our team. You've dedicated so much of your own time its unbelieveable. You are a real credit.

The company needs to cut back and as you are so close to retirement it was felt that you'd be the ideal one to step down. Free up some of your time to do things you want to do.

Think of all the positive things you can now do with that dear wife of yours. She can fianlly spend some quality time with you, and you can take that Cruise you've always said you'd take her on. I envy you George.

Thats a 'Shit Sandwich'......

Not - Hi George, your Fired.....
#shit sandwich #rejection #bad news #palatable #advice
by q0j0p April 10, 2010
Two pieces of bread with shit in the middle.
You'll be lucky to get a shit sandwich to eat after what you've done.
#crap #poop #do-do #excretement #waste
by BB-Bob August 09, 2006
A bad situation that cannot be avoided, lessened, or changed in any way
It looks like the enemy has a full-scale assault planned, and we can't do a damn thing about it. It's a huge shit sandwich, and we're all going to have to take a bite.
#fucked #screwed #military slang #shitty #bad
by Tekid October 10, 2007
A desperate, fatally dangerous military combat situation.
There was machine gun fire from the front and flanks and mortars on top of that. We were in a genuine shit sandwich, so we called in arty and air strikes.
#danger #peril #dire-straits #fatal #deadly
by dmj64 August 24, 2014
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