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18 / 11 / 2008

RAISE EXPRESSIONS-2: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we look at two more expressions with the verb to RAISE.

Today's first expression is: to raise hell

Meaning: to protest angrily, especially in a way that causes trouble for someone.

Example 1:
The strike is raising hell for the current government.

Example 2:
He said he would raise hell if they didn't give him a refund.

Today's second expression is: to raise the roof

Meaning: to make a lot of noise in a building.

Example 3:
After the wedding they really raised the roof at the reception!

Example 4:
Last night while we were out to dinner, our children raised the roof. Our neighbours complained, of course.

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