hit the roof

This page is about the idiom hit the roof.

Meaning: 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

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Contributor: Matt Errey