raise the roof

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 (ro͞of, ro͝of)
a. The exterior surface and its supporting structures on the top of a building.
b. The upper exterior surface of a dwelling as a symbol of the home itself: three generations living under one roof.
2. The top covering of something: the roof of a car.
3. The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure: the roof of the mouth.
4. The highest point or limit; the summit or ceiling: A roof on prices is needed to keep our customers happy.
tr.v. roofed, roof·ing, roofs
To furnish with a roof or cover.
go through the roof Slang
1. To grow, intensify, or rise to an enormous, often unexpected degree: Operating costs went through the roof last year.
2. To become extremely angry: When I told her about breaking the window, she went through the roof.
raise the roof Slang
1. To be extremely noisy and boisterous: They raised the roof at the party.
2. To complain loudly and bitterly: Angry tenants finally raised the roof about their noisy neighbors.

[Middle English, from Old English hrōf.]
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Verb1.raise the roof - get very angry; "He will raise the roof when he hears this"
see red, anger - become angry; "He angers easily"
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References in classic literature ?
It's like breaking a few back windows in a man's house; whereas, if you want to make him really sit up, you must try at least to raise the roof. There would be some screaming of course, but from whom?
The completion of the Raise the Roof project was a close-run thing.
Mr White called on people to support the Raise The Roof protest, adding: "We've changed so much in Ireland in recent years, with the introduction of marriage equality and repealing the 8th amendment.
The tweet read: "Fans are invited to line the procession route, starting at 3pm in Braintree, Essex on Fri 29th March, to pay their final respects & 'raise the roof' for Keef!
"Through our Raise The Roof initiative, we would love to help a charity, community group or even an individual who urgently needs a new flat roof or one fixing that is currently not watertight.
Rooflifters, a company based out of Miami and Toronto, came in to raise the roof, and the project was completed in roughly twelve hours.
To apply, call Raise the Roof Productions on 0141 427 5880 or visit www.
twitter Join us twitter @LivEcho News Ambrose Reynolds, curator of Raise the Roof Festival, said: "The beauty of the space is that it can transform into anything, and play host to any kind of event."
As an example, we are given: "Let's raise the roof, my enemy; the glass ceiling is keeping us all down."
They were getting ready to raise the roof at the Aviva Stadium - as even a drop of rain couldn't keep them away.
The Rainbow is holding the Raise the Roof event on Saturday to raise pounds 30,000 for a roof over its courtyard after being served with a noise abatement order by Birmingham City council.