hit the roof

This page is about the idiom hit the roof


You can say someone hits the roof if they lose their temper and show their anger.

For example

  • When the boss saw Jim's mistake, he hit the roof. He yelled and thumped the desk and told Jim to get out.

  • When Johnny's dad found out that he'd been smoking cigarettes, he hit the roof.

Quick Quiz

The movie's director hit the roof when the actress

a. forgot her lines

b. did her scene perfectly

c. kissed him on the cheek
a) forgot her lines b) did her scene perfectly c) kissed him on the cheek

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Contributor: Matt Errey