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Verb: hit the ceiling
Usage: informal
  1. Get very angry and fly into a rage
    "The professor hit the ceiling when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question";
    - flip one's lid [N. Amer, informal], blow up [informal], throw a fit [informal], hit the roof [informal], have a fit [informal], blow one's stack [N. Amer, informal], fly off the handle [informal], flip one's wig [US, informal], lose one's temper, blow a fuse [informal], go ballistic [informal], go mental [informal], blow one's top [informal], go off the deep end [informal], blow a gasket [informal], go ape [informal]

Derived forms: hit the ceiling, hitting the ceiling, hits the ceiling

Type of: rage