One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make or cause someone else to make a great deal of noise, especially through cheering.‘when I finally scored the fans raised the roof’
- ‘It was just fantastic; there were 4000 voices raising the roof - shivers down the spine stuff.’
- ‘More than 100 people, including his friends and family, packed out the pub on Saturday night, and raised the roof when the results were announced.’
- ‘At the time you complained that your laughs disappeared into the cavernous sky-high ceiling, but two of the Canuck comics preceding you had no problem firing up the crowd and raising the roof.’
- ‘He is urging fans to raise the roof and roar Burnley to safety.’
- ‘The team grew in confidence after that goal and, with the home supporters raising the roof, Azerbaijan looked shaken.’
- ‘A big Manchester crowd raised the roof as the Grantown-on-Spey rider clocked an impressive time, just a tenth of a second slower than his best.’
- ‘I sincerely hope that the next time Paula sets foot in a British stadium, the crowd absolutely raise the roof for her.’
- ‘When they start singing the Marseillaise, they can raise the roof - and that is enough to put the fear of God into any opposition.’
- ‘The New Zealand Barbarians received polite applause and the England team, not surprisingly, were met with a standing ovation that raised the roof.’
- ‘The arrival of both teams was greeted by a huge ovation as the small crowd of only 32,187 supporters raised the roof and made their presence felt.’
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