raise the roof


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raise the roof

1. to show great enthusiasm The whole college is ready to raise the roof at next weekend's homecoming celebrations.
2. to complain loudly He didn't care if his boss raised the roof or even threatened to fire him, he knew he was right.
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raise the roof

to make a loud noise by shouting, clapping or singing They finished the set with their current hit and the audience raised the roof.
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raise the roof

1. Be extremely noisy and boisterous, as in They'd had a lot to drink and were really raising the roof last night.
2. Complain loudly and angrily, as in When the landlord increased the rent, the tenants raised the roof about his lack of repairs and maintenance . Both usages convey the image of the roof being lifted because it cannot contain either noise or rage. [Slang; mid-1800s] Also see hit the ceiling.
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raise the roof

Slang
1. To be extremely noisy and boisterous: They raised the roof at the party.
2. To complain loudly and bitterly: Angry tenants finally raised the roof about their noisy neighbors.
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Mr Pyle, of Cribyn Close, had applied to raise the roof ridge in order to convert his attic into an additional bedroom.
Although Raise The Roof Project's original goal has been met (this count includes pledges not yet received), the ongoing costs of operating the new facilities are left to Hopelink.
In contrast, Nick is a powerpack of furious energy with a high-octane style guaranteed to raise the roof at Shelley.
Simply Carols' will raise the roof at St Michael's church Alnwick on December 19 at 7.
I urge everyone, be they doctors, waitresses, bus conductors or toilet attendants - to get down to the Mac, raise the roof and cheer on Jacko's side.
The event is being staged to give the first big cash boost to the recently launched Raise the Roof Appeal to build an extra storey on the new Children's Hospital for Wales.
DAREDEVIL Raewyn Henry is hoping to raise the roof of the Millennium Stadium - when she jumps off it for charity.
the excitement and expectations that naturally come with nine Stanley Cup banners hanging from the rafters, rabid fans that nearly raise the roof with their love and star players that stick around forever or at least long enough to become pillars of the community.
COVENTRY performers are aiming to raise the roof for charity with smash hit musical Godspell.
We will maintain the basic structure and raise the roof so each floor will achieve a minimum ceiling height of nine feet.
To get the proper ceiling height in there, we had to raise the roof over that portion of the building nine feet,'' Gray said.
DANCE lovers are hoping to raise the roof while raising funds for St Mary's Hospice at a special Motown and Northern Soul night.
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For example, we've just completed the engineering plans that will raise the roof on one of our industrial properties from 12 feet to 21 feet.
A hydraulic lift can raise the roof to provide almost 10 feet of clearance underneath for golfers.