Definition of Raise the roof

1. Verb. Get very angry. "He will raise the roof when he hears this"

Generic synonyms: Anger, See Red



Definition of Raise the roof

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To cause a commotion, as by boisterous celebrating or loud complaining; to make considerable noise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raise The Roof

rairds
rais
raisable
raise
raise Cain
raise a hand
raise a stink
raise borer
raise eyebrows
raise hell
raise one's hand
raise someone's consciousness
raise someone's hackles
raise the bar
raise the flag and see who salutes
raise the roof (current term)
raise the spectre
raise the stakes
raise unshirted hell
raise up
raiseable
raised
raised(a)
raised by wolves
raised doughnut
raised in a barn
raised point
raised points
raiser
raisers

Literary usage of Raise the roof

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1. Annual Report by New Hampshire Railroad Commissioners (1903)
"In the matter of the petition of Angelo Hall and other citizens of Andover, asking that the Boston & Maine Railroad be required to raise the roof of covered ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"The next witness was Kaiser, who took the contract to raise the roof. He testified to his contract with the defendant, and, on being asked by plaintiff's ..."

3. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1841)
"It was then determined to raise the roof and ceiling by forces applied from below ; to cut away the rotten ends of the principals and to reconnect them with ..."

4. Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers by Institution of Civil Engineers (London) (1848)
"It was then determined to raise the roof and ceiling by forces Cantilever applied from below; to cut away the rotten ends of the principals brackets. and to ..."

5. The Cathedral Church of York: A Description of Its Fabric and a Brief by Arthur Clutton-Brock (1899)
"... naturally occur to the builders to raise the north and south arches to a level with the others, and to do this it would be necessary to raise the roof. ..."

6. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1805)
"The Framing employed to raise the Roof of Clapham Church. 12. An improved Sheep Fold, by T. Plowman, Esq. 13, Applicative Compass ..."

7. The Decline of the Roman Republic by George Long (1874)
"... to employ them for other works : and then they began to raise the roof of the tower by pressure from below" upwards from the floor of the first story. ..."

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