raise the roof


: to make a lot of noise by playing music, celebrating, shouting, etc.
The crowd raised the roof when the winning goal was scored.
His mother raised the roof when he came home late.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web More friends joined them, using house jacks and chain saws to construct arches and install beams to raise the roof to let in more light. Seth Schwartz, WSJ, 7 July 2021 Larrañaga celebrated with a few pop and locks and raise the roof pumps while his team cheered him on. 2022 Elite Eight berth Coach Larrañaga led the Hurricanes to their first Elite Eight berth in program history in 2022. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2023 All that’s left to do is install the two side poles and raise the roof. Bill Gifford, Outside Online, 26 July 2022 Burger Boy holds fast to burgers, fries and shakes and not much else, with buildings that raise the roof on fast-food design. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Jan. 2022 But these were some of the area’s best choral professionals, and Dettra coaxed richly expressive singing that could raise the roof but also caress and comfort the ear. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2021 The performances raise the roof and elevate the movie. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Aug. 2021 On July 14 some of the ReStore staff will be helping raise the roof trusses. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 10 July 2020 See More

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“Raise the roof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raise%20the%20roof. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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