To garner enthusiastic or wild applause.
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The finale, with each of them juggling six balls in time with the music, really brought down the house.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'bring down the house':

bring down the houseSpawn overwhelming agreement, acceptance, appreciation, applause as a result of a speech, magic act, athletic, dramatic, vocal, jocular or mime offering.
Bring Down the HouseTo have a lively or enthusiastic audience, Lots of clapping, hooting and noise
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