hit the ceiling

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Related to hit the ceiling: shoot the bull
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hit the ceiling - get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
rage - feel intense anger; "Rage against the dying of the light!"
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At the Ministry of Information regular press briefing in Monrovia, the Deputy head of the country's Incident Management System has announced that hazard benefits to health workers and medical doctors have hit the ceiling of US$26.
In another accident, an airman was killed as he hit the ceiling while carrying out pre-flight checks.
The airman was thrown up and died when he hit the ceiling of a hangar in Bareilly.
HOUSE sellers' asking prices have come "off the boil" amid signs that property values in some parts of London have hit the ceiling of what buyers can afford to pay, a property website has reported.
Sam Hepple, 24, from Crawford Place, Whitley Bay in North Tyneside left his e-cigarette on charge and unattended when it launched into the air, hit the ceiling of his home and started a fire on the bedroom floor.
When he returned he found the battery had launched into the air, hit the ceiling of his home and started a fire on the bedroom floor and burnt through his floorboards.
The Cumbrian side play in the eighth tier of English football and Williams feared his career had hit the ceiling when the roof caved in - literally - against a side called Prescot Cables.
Another went into the building and hit the ceiling showering her with gunpowder.
The eight-year-old, who is owned and trained by Donald Whillans, and was ridden by his son Callum, hit the ceiling price of 1,000 in running on Betfair.
Resynching by jarring is familiar to everyone who has ever whacked a flickering analog TV to get it to synch or hit the ceiling near a fluorescent light in the hope that its ballast starts buzzing.
India is recognized as one of the fastest expanding markets in regards to population and disposable income, as an outcome, the country's retail brokerage is ready to hit the ceiling.
More surprising, perhaps, is that the box office receipts hit the ceiling.