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An expression that which a horrible disaster or something big has happened, or just going out of control
When I heard that loud thud of the boat exploding, I knew shit hit the fan.
by The Jester of Madness! September 26, 2015
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I couldn’t care less (but one must keep up appearances, right?)
Frenemy has a family tragedy. "Thoughts and prayers."
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Expression - A derivative of the original: "The excrement made physical contact with a hydro-electric powered oscillating air current distribution device". Used primarily to describe a set of circumstances where events became inflamed to a point that control was lost.
Her insults rolled of me like water but the shit hit the fan after she claimed to possess information leading to proof that my Mother wore Army boots.
by regedt32 April 06, 2004
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Basically, this is when emotions break loose and people get hurt. A literal meaning would be that shit gets on everybody due to the intrinsic nature of the fan.
"I found out my brother was sleeping with my wife, and that's when shit hit the fan."
by Define Please June 14, 2016
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An idiomatic expression used to convey that something disastrous has occured.
The moment I saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center, I knew that shit had hit the fan.
by Brian T November 25, 2003
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A term used when a situation goes from bad to worse. (When there is shit that stinks...thas bad. When shit hits a running fan, flings it all over the place, and spreads the wafting stank...thas WORSE!).
We were fuckin last night, right? An I yell out, 'KIM!!!' Her name was Krysta...and after that, THE SHIT HIT THE FAN.
by Joshiro007 February 12, 2003
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The situation where a recent catastrophe is further complicated by some application of Murphy's Law or further revelations. Taken from the mental image of the "fragrant and pictorial" mess that excrement would make if it came into contact with the blades of a fan...
It was bad enough when they caught him rolling in the hay with a girl, but the shit really hit the fan when it was reported that she was underage.
by The Eternal Grunt January 30, 2004
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