Idiom of the Week: Hit the Roof

Meaning: To get very angry.


My wife hit the roof when she saw our credit card bill.

The teacher hit the roof when he caught a student cheating.

You’re going to hit the roof when you find out what happened to your car.

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of hit the roof?

A.  See red

B.  Keep your cool

C.  Go nuts

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The correct answer is B. See red and go nuts can also mean become angry, so keep your cool – which means stay calm – is the only possible answer.

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