Hit the Roof

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To instantly loose temper, to get extremely furious

Etymology:

  • This is a 20th century expression and has action packed element in it.  Just imagine a dramatic situation when a person who gets so enraged and violent that he or she explodes so much so that, their body hit the roof as it happens in the action movies. So the expression refers to get infuriated and violent.
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When the kids wrecked all things in the garden, the father hit the floor and beat them badly.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Hit the Roof':

hit the roofTo be explosively angry.
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