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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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