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hit the ceiling

Definition of hit the ceiling


  1. :  to become very angry or upset <His parents really hit the ceiling when they found out he had flunked out of school.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to reach with or as if with a blow

    :  to come in contact with

    :  to strike (as a ball) with an object (as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. :  an act or instance of hitting or being hit

    :  a stroke of luck

    :  a great success

  1. :  the overhead inside lining of a room

    :  material used to ceil a wall or roof of a room

    :  something thought of as an overhanging shelter or a lofty canopy

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hit the ceiling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to manage or play awkwardly

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