hit the roof

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Verb1.hit the roof - 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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As Tony made no answer, she sat up, whereupon her head hit the roof, and it opened like the lid of a box, and to her bewilderment she saw all around her the Kensington Gardens lying deep in snow.
Then,the car hit the roof of the gatehouse smartly, snapped a flag staff, played a tune upon some telegraph wires, and sent a broken wire like a whip-lash to do its share in accumulating unpopularity.
He told me that he turned around to see that a goose had fallen from the sky and hit the roof of his car.
She hit the roof as she drove me to my digs and then rang me again at 10.
When compound bows hit the scene many years ago, traditional archers hit the roof.
Another projectile hit the roof of a two-storey building, Anadolu reported.
A source at Stafford prison, where he is serving a near six-year sentence, said: "When staff saw the letter, they hit the roof.
The shell hit the roof, and then fell into the room.
Earlier, thethe Police Command told SANA that arocket shell fired by terrorists hit the roof of a house in al-Joura alley in the residential area of Bab Touma which is located in the Old City, causing significant material damage to the house but no injuries.
Jette's Volvo first struck a snowbank then rolled into the pole, which hit the roof, trapping him inside, though he is believed to have died instantly.
The airman was flung out of the cockpit and he hit the roof of the hangar, sources said.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said in a statement that the plane must have collided with clouds due to turbulence and Rawat's belt was not tied so his head hit the roof.