hit the ceiling

hit the ceiling
verb
get very angry and fly into a rage
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The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question

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Spam makes me go ballistic

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑blowup (for: ↑blow up)
Hypernyms: ↑rage
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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phrasal

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hit the ceiling
hit

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to become very angry

When I told him how much it cost, he just about hit the roof.

Thesaurus: to be, or to become angry or annoyedsynonym
Main entry: hit

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hit the ceiling — see hit, 1
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Main Entry:ceiling

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hit the ˈceiling/ˈroof idiom
(informal) to suddenly become very angry
Main entry:hitidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hit the ceiling — or[hit the roof] {v. phr.}, {slang} To become violently angry; go into a rage. * /When Elaine came home at three in the morning, her father hit the ceiling./ * /Bob hit the roof when Joe teased him./ Syn.: BLOW A FUSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit the ceiling — or[hit the roof] {v. phr.}, {slang} To become violently angry; go into a rage. * /When Elaine came home at three in the morning, her father hit the ceiling./ * /Bob hit the roof when Joe teased him./ Syn.: BLOW A FUSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit\ the\ ceiling — • hit the ceiling • hit the roof v. phr. slang To become violently angry; go into a rage. When Elaine came home at three in the morning, her father hit the ceiling. Bob hit the roof when Joe teased him. Syn.: blow a fuse …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit the ceiling — If someone hits the ceiling, they lose their temper and become very angry …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hit the ceiling — hit the ceiling/roof informal to become very angry and start shouting. If I m late again he ll hit the roof …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the ceiling — AND hit the roof tv. to get ery angry. □ She really hit the ceiling when she found out what happened. □ My dad’ll hit the roof when he finds out about this …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hit the ceiling — verb to be explosively angry. To lose ones temper When my dad found out I had failed the exams, he just hit the ceiling. Syn: blow ones top, go ape, go apeshit, hit the roof, lose it, lose ones rag, lose ones temper …   Wiktionary

  • hit the ceiling — get angry His wife is going to hit the ceiling when she sees the bill for the car repair …   Idioms and examples

  • hit the ceiling — become very angry, lose your cool    The third time we were late for class, she hit the ceiling …   English idioms

  • hit the ceiling or roof — idi+inf hit the ceiling or roof, Informal. to lose one s temper; become enraged …   From formal English to slang

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