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shit

  

Taboo  
      vb   , shits, shitting, shitted, shit, shat  
1    to defecate  
2    usually foll by: on  
Slang   to give the worst possible treatment (to)  
      n  
3    faeces; excrement  
4    rubbish; nonsense  
5    an obnoxious or worthless person  
6    cannabis resin or heroin  
7    in the shit   in trouble  
8    the shit hits the fan          the real trouble begins  
      interj  
9    an exclamation expressing anger, disgust, etc.,   (Also (esp. dialect))    shite  
     (Old English scite (unattested) dung, scitan to defecate, of Germanic origin; related to Old English sceadan to separate, Old Norse skita to defecate, Middle Dutch schitte excrement)  
  shitty      adj  
  shittily      adv  
  shittiness      n  
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shit  
Taboo  
      vb   , shits, shitting, shitted, shit, shat  
1    to defecate  
2    usually foll by: on  
Slang   to give the worst possible treatment (to)  
      n  
3    faeces; excrement  
4    rubbish; nonsense  
5    an obnoxious or worthless person  
6    cannabis resin or heroin  
7    in the shit   in trouble  
8    the shit hits the fan   the real trouble begins  
      interj  
9    an exclamation expressing anger, disgust, etc.,   (Also (esp. dialect))    shite  
     (Old English scite (unattested) dung, scitan to defecate, of Germanic origin; related to Old English sceadan to separate, Old Norse skita to defecate, Middle Dutch schitte excrement)  
  shitty      adj  
  shittily      adv  
  shittiness      n  

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in the shit, shite, shift, shirt

the shit hits the fan exp.
familiar and evocative expression used to describe a chaotic situation in which things turn wrong, suddenly causing a lot of trouble or making someone very angry
[Fam.] Ex.: The shit hit the fan when his wife found out that he had cheated on her.

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
id.
do or say something exactly right
My bestie hit the nail on the head when she figured out why I was worried / Identifying the specific cause of the failure, the technician hit the nail on the head
n.
extreme nervousness
SLANG
n.
turd ; shit
[UK];[Slang] Cockney rhyming slang for a "turd" = "Richard the third". Ex.: Watch out! Don't step on Richard the Third!
abbr. acron.
Same Shit Different Day
n.
fan of Justin Bieber (young and very popular singer)
word coined in 2010, due to the very wide fan club of Justin Bieber, with a play on words : believer, lieber (dear in German)
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
An abbreviation of the word 'relationship.' The word describes fans' approval of fictional or desired romances between characters or pop culture figures.
Example: I totally ship Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
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