Bring Down the House

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To have a lively or enthusiastic audience, Lots of clapping, hooting and noise

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  • Theater has been called a house from a long time and performers and audience have their own terms to light the place up.  When seeing an interesting act the crowd usually applause, laughs and cheers at the performers. This act sounds loud inside the house and it seems like the ground and the roof is shaking. This leads to utmost feeling of excitement among the audience. This term is now used outside of the theater and in different contexts but the meaning always remains the same.
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Their latest act brought down the house at the performing center.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Bring Down the House':

bring down the houseTo garner enthusiastic or wild applause.
bring down the houseSpawn overwhelming agreement, acceptance, appreciation, applause as a result of a speech, magic act, athletic, dramatic, vocal, jocular or mime offering.
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