hit the ceiling

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Related to hit the ceiling: shoot the bull
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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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So, without telling anyone, they fire up the old RV, christened "The Leisure Seeker," and hit the road from their Massachusetts home, causing their prissy son Will (Christian McKay) to hit the ceiling, and their daughter Jane (Janel Moloney) to worry.
Or to spoil the roses," the fat one whispered; " but throw high, dear sister, or we shall never hit the ceiling.
If you can imagine a boy doing choreography while simultaneously bouncing a red ball to see how much movement he could get out before it hit the ceiling and fell back to the floor, that was me.
That skill is evident in Inner Engineering, which makes use of jokes, Mullah Nasruddin-style stories, and section headings like "When the Shit Hit the Ceiling," all while presenting perspectives and practices designed to further the author's stated goal of helping "make joy your constant companion.
He told ITV News: "We didn't exactly hit the ceiling when he scored, but everyone jumped up - I think I regained 25 years youth.
Brendan Rodgers hit the ceiling in terms of performance level over 38 games and fell short of a title win which would have alleviated statistical/ emotional pressure the club has held for 26 years.
We had a fight and while we were pulling a bag back and forth between us, it suddenly flew in the air and hit the ceiling and broke it," explained the wrestler.
Interacting with media, a senior Reliance Power official disclosed, The mining output of the company was about to hit the ceiling of 16 million tonne in the last few daysthis would have created a problem for operating the plant.
New York City commercial property values have hit the ceiling, a sizable majority of real estate executives said in a new survey by accounting firm Marks Paneth LLP.
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.
He overpowers from the front, and 1 hit the ceiling hard from deep," Ruiz said.