raise the roof

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To cause a commotion, as by boisterous celebrating or loud complaining; to make considerable noise.2008 Oct. 15, Leslie Ferenc, "Voters opt for stability of Guarnieri" in the Toronto Star (Canada)Jubilant Liberal supporters raised the roof of a Mississauga restaurant after incumbent Albina Guarnieri was swept back into office for her seventh term.
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1987, Public Enemy, "Raise the Roof" on Yo! Bum Rush the Show
You gotta raise the roof because it's all on fire

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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raise the roof2008 Oct. 15, Leslie Ferenc, "Voters opt for stability of Guarnieri" in the Toronto Star (Canada)
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