hit the roof


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hit the roof

To become extremely angry or upset. My parents are going to hit the roof if they find out we had a party here! The boss hit the roof when he saw that we'd already blown through the budget.
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hit the ˈroof/ˈceiling

(informal) suddenly become very angry: Every time I mention Patricia, Sam hits the roof.
See also: ceiling, hit, roof

hit the roof

verb
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"A shell hit the roof of the building where security officers protecting the embassy live," Sikorski told a news conference.
A lot of men certainly would hit the roof if their girlfriend sprang this on them out of the blue.
It probably gave the onlookers a laugh and Dot said: "God, you used to hit the roof when the salt went up your sore nose."
According to a report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the 15 centimetre bolt hit the roof of a house in Sydney.
The craft hit the roof of a house about 250 feet from the airstrip, then hit two parked cars as it crashed to the ground.
In mid-Wales, a man died on the A40 near Bwlch, Brecon, when a large branch hit the roof of his car.
When word got out that Big Brothers Big Sisters of America was officially welcoming gay men and lesbians as youth mentors, conservative activists hit the roof. Since 1977 the
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If Saggers had hit the roof feet first, all the force would have been concentrated in one small area--his feet.
He told me that he turned around to see that a goose had fallen from the sky and hit the roof of his car.
She hit the roof as she drove me to my digs and then rang me again at 10.30pm to give me, literally, the mother of all rollockings.
Men are snapping up women's trainers as sales of Nike Huarache hit the roof.
It is a good thing Midland Red alternate the crews - as one charming conductress who normally operates from Lichfield said the other evening, just before her head hit the roof as we sped bouncing merrily into Tyburn Lane.
It hit the roof and ricocheted back down into the crowd, but did not hit anyone.
He barked at me in Italian and hit the roof," she said.