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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.
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raise the roof, to

To express violent anger. The image conveyed is one of jumping so high with rage that the very roof is lifted up. Originating in mid-nineteenth-century America, the expression appeared in M. J. Holmes’s Cousin Maude (1860), in African-American dialect: “Ole master’ll raise de ruff, case he put ’em away to sell.” See also hit the ceiling.
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Raise the Roof Day will find the City of Helena's Mayor's Youth Council winterizing two homes in the City's sixth ward.
Anyone can join the campaign or apply for petition forms and posters by signing a petition in any one of the Society's 48 branches, clicking on the the West Brom website on www.westbrom.co.uk, writing directly to Raise the Roof, West Bromwich Building Society, 374 High Street, West Bromwich B70 8LR or calling 0870 220 7786.
By texting 'RAISE' to 84988, fans will both raise money for those sleeping rough and be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for Raise The Roof.
You can donate to the Raise the Roof appeal, which currently stands ar around PS5,000, by going to www.justgiving.com
The Raise The Roof event has been organised by Ashleigh Wood, who works in the human resources department at the Butterwick Hospice.
The Northern Harmony Choir is set to raise the roof of St James' Church, Wel land, near Malvern, on May 3 and Kingsley College, Redditch on May 10.
She said: "I tell them to raise the roof, add a porch, change the windows or build a characterful extension."
A fans group has asked supporters to "raise the roof" to generate a wall of noise at the start of the fixture against the Gunners on January 6.
DEAN HOYLE wants bumper Town support from the Pink Link Stand on Saturday and told fans: "Go in there and raise the roof !" The club chairman is keen to promote a lively atmosphere for Lee Clark's promotion chasers against Leyton Orient and believes a strong contingent in the traditional 'away' end could be key.
THE Beer Pigs are set to raise the roof at the Dormans Club on Tuesday in aid of this year's Linthorpe Festival.
Vale of Glamorgan mayor Coun Clive Williams is hoping to raise up to pounds 4,000 for Barry Mencap's Raise the Roof campaign - aimed at building a new roof at the charity's home in Llanover Street, Barry.
A CONCERT aims to raise the roof and plenty of coffers for a charity which works with the needy.
This is part of Lee's massive '365' world tour, and after eight months of continuous touring he finally arrives in London to raise the roof at The Key.
A NIGHT at the opera will raise the roof at Liverpool's Parish Church.