- Something highly undesirable which can not be ameliorated, but only endured.
- A method of making an unpleasant thing more palatable by surrounding it with more pleasant things.
- dirt sandwich
- shit soup
- spoonful of sugar
- ^ "Definition of Shit sandwich", Webster's Online Dictionary. URL accessed on 2011-02-20.
- ^ Bartle, Phil (2010-12-08), "Training for Strength; A Community Management Training Methodology", pp. Chapter 3, part 5 URL accessed on 2011-02-20.
- ^ Peon, Alisa (2010-01-11), "The Shit Sandwich (The Wrong Way and Right Way to Show Your Displeasure)", Peon's Guide to Management. URL accessed on 2011-02-20.