hit the fan
phrasal to have a major usually undesirable impact

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hit the fan — {v. phr.}, {informal} To become a big public problem or controversy. * /The whole mess hit the fan when the judge was arrested for drunken driving for the second time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit the fan — {v. phr.}, {informal} To become a big public problem or controversy. * /The whole mess hit the fan when the judge was arrested for drunken driving for the second time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit the fan — When it hits the fan, or, more rudely, the shit hits the fan, serious trouble starts …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hit the fan — phrasal : to have a major usually undesirable impact * * * hit the fan informal : to cause a lot of anger and trouble used especially to describe what happens when people find out about something that makes them very angry I don t want to be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the fan — tv. to become publicly known; to become a scandal. (From the phrase when the shit hit the fan.) □ I wasn’t even in the country when it hit the fan. □ It hit the fan, and within ten minutes the press had spread it all over the world …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hit\ the\ fan — v. phr. informal To become a big public problem or controversy. The whole mess hit the fan when the judge was arrested for drunken driving for the second time …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit the fan —    When it hits the fan, or, more rudely, the shit hits the fan, serious trouble starts.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Hit the fan —   When it hits the fan, or, more rudely, the shit hits the fan, serious trouble starts …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • hit the fan — v. become a scandal; become known to the public …   English slang

  • (the) shit will hit the fan — the shit will hit the fan impolite phrase people will become very angry or there will be a lot of problems Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing how bad something issynonym Main entry: shit …   Useful english dictionary

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