To bring down the house

Also found in: Idioms.
to cause tremendous applause.
See under Bring.

See also: Bring, House

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"FOX has a long history of big, bold music events, and we can't wait to bring down the house in Nashville this December with some of the most popular names in country music."
The Boss is back and threatening to bring down the house at the Ricoh as his Wrecking Ball Tour rolls into the Midlands.
It takes a young attorney, Roberto Gomes, risking his career and his life to bring down the house of cards that these three men have taken thirty years to build.