Definition of bring the house down in English:

bring the house down


  • Make an audience laugh or applaud very enthusiastically.

    ‘he could bring the house down with his dry humour’
    • ‘The drum solo was thunderous and brought the house down.’
    • ‘Lucy's impromptu solos always brought the house down.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, the group seems fit for bringing the house down on this late summer night in Seattle.’
    • ‘You brought the house down and your testimony was direct and sincere.’
    • ‘Each movement or action on the stage is so funny that they bring the house down.’
    acclaim, hail, salute, praise, congratulate, toast, hurrah, hurray, applaud, clap, shout for, whistle
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