he who smelt it dealt it
- (colloquial, originally) A person who calls attention to or complains about a fart is likely trying to pretend it wasn't his or her own.
- (colloquial, by extension) Used to suggest that a person calling attention to or complaining about a given problem may in fact be the source of the problem.
- Non-rhyming variants with smelled rather than smelt are almost completely unattested, even in forms of English that otherwise prefer smelled.
a person calling attention to or complaining about a fart