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.
One man told Spanish press: "People who weren't wearing their seatbelts hit the roof and suffered head injuries and hurt their arms when trying to stop themselves."
A source close to Belafonte said: "Stephen hit the roof when he heard about Mel's plans to move to England with Madison."
"We hit turbulence and we all hit the roof, and everything fell down...
Soto hit a towering fly ball in the fourth that was headed for the right field seats but hit the roof and was caught by right fielder Shogo Akiyama.
| My wife just found out I replaced our bed with a trampoline: She hit the roof. | And a thought for the day: Did Noah include termites on the ark?
Shakava, scorer of the lone goal in the two teams last meeting in May in the Hull City Challenge, almost broke the deadlock in the 17th minute but his header from a George Blackberry Odhiambo cross hit the roof of the net.
A 65-year-old was driving his Mazda 2 on the westbound carriageway towards Redcar at around 8.20pm when the suspects threw stones from the bridge that hit the roof of the car.
When compound bows hit the scene many years ago, traditional archers hit the roof. How could anyone shooting a contraption with wheels, pulleys and a high letoff call themselves a bowhunter?
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. Harris was sharply ticked off.