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raise the roof

To engage in loud, unrestrained, and boisterous behavior, especially at a party or while celebrating. Nearly half the town showed up to the party, and we all raised the roof for the entire night. Fans raised the roof when their team won the championship for the first time in over 60 years.
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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

If a crowd of people raises the roof, it makes a very loud noise by cheering, shouting or singing. Best audience I've ever had in my life — they practically raised the roof. Note: In British English, you can also say that a crowd of people lifts the roof. The fans lifted the roof when Mulligan scored.
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raise the roof

make or cause someone to make a lot of noise inside a building, for example through cheering.
1995 Daily Mail The fans were patient and understanding and when I finally scored against Swansea they raised the roof.
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lift/raise the ˈroof

(also bring the ˈroof down) (informal) (of a large group of people) make a very loud noise, for example by shouting or singing: The audience raised the roof when the band played their favourite song.The crowd brought the roof down when the home team scored. I had never ever heard such cheering.
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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.
See also: raise, roof
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"If it's just one person cleaning a large house, they may not want to have to lift the roof by themselves, so the swinging door makes the whole process easier and safer."
I'm sure it's going to lift the roof off with the energy concentration.
ROOF DAMAGED BY PLANE 'VORTEX' Sharon Dowson The planes do lift the roof tiles up.
Jack Parker Let's fill SJP v City and lift the roof off it for these two fans best send off possible Davy Batty Never met a more dedicated supporter than the Undertaker, he was a nice bloke.
The Irishman kept his cool before sliding his effort into the bottom corner to nearly lift the roof off Huish Park.
To others, it was a sign of a new dawn for the red shirts, when they rise from the ashes and lift the roof off the Millennium Stadium - even if it's not closed.
It's a gig sure to pack the house and threaten to lift the roof.
SKIPPER Leon Smith is banking on his fellow Scots to lift the roof at Braehead today and roar Britain into round two of the Davis Cup when they take on Slovakia.
North East-born Graeme Danby and his wife and fellow opera superstar Valerie Reid have been working with students to lift the roof at this year's service, at 6.30pm this evening.
King Kauto will lift the roof off Kempton if he lands a fourth consecutive King George, but it wouldn't be the biggest surprise if Barbers Shop owned by The Queen, cut him down to size.
He has yet to win it, but if he does so in 2008, the cheers would lift the roof off the grandstand.
"I was trying to lift the roof off the building to be honest with you," Taylor said.
My friends and I would regularly lift the roof. We didn't treat the venerated fixtures and fittings with their due respect.
"We want to lift the roof. There are two huge games for us."