Definition of Hit the ceiling

1. Verb. Get very angry and fly into a rage. "Spam makes me go ballistic"

Definition of Hit the ceiling

1. Verb. (intransitive) ,(idiomatic) to be explosively angry. To lose one's temper ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hit The Ceiling

hit parade
hit parades
hit paydirt
hit point
hit points
hit someone for six
hit squad
hit test
hit tests
hit the ball twice
hit the big time
hit the books
hit the bottle
hit the bricks
hit the buffers
hit the ceiling (current term)
hit the deck
hit the dirt
hit the fan
hit the gas
hit the ground running
hit the hay
hit the headlines
hit the jackpot
hit the nail on the head
hit the net
hit the pavement
hit the road
hit the rock

Literary usage of Hit the ceiling

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1. Revitalize Your Life: Improve Your Looks, Your Health & Your Sex Lifeby Jack Lalanne by Jack Lalanne (2003)
"Overhead Punches: Clench your fists, stand erect and punch with your right arm overhead, trying to hit the ceiling, then with your left hand trying to hit ..."

2. Traditions of Edinburgh by Robert Chambers (1847)
"... yet at such a height, that a ball fired from the street would hit the ceiling. [LADY MAXWELL OF MONREITH. ..."

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