bring\ down\ the\ house

v. phr. informal
To start an audience laughing or clapping enthusiastically.

The principal's story was funny in itself and also touched their loyalties, so it brought down the house.

The President made a fine speech which brought down the house.


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  • bring down the house — {v. phr.}, {informal} To start an audience laughing or clapping enthusiastically. * /The principal s story was funny in itself and also touched their loyalties, so it brought down the house./ * /The President made a fine speech which brought down …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring down the house — {v. phr.}, {informal} To start an audience laughing or clapping enthusiastically. * /The principal s story was funny in itself and also touched their loyalties, so it brought down the house./ * /The President made a fine speech which brought down …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring down the house — or bring the house down phrasal to win the enthusiastic approval of the audience …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bring down the house — verb To garner enthusiastic or wild applause …   Wiktionary

  • bring down the house — cause energetic applause, cause a standing ovation, excite a lot of cheering …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bring down the house — idi to inspire a live audience to break into prolonged, unrestrained laughter or applause over one s performance …   From formal English to slang

  • bring down the house —  Obtain loud and general applause in performance …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bring down the house — phrasal : to evoke a furor of laughter or applause …   Useful english dictionary

  • To bring down the house — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bring down the house — House House (hous), n.; pl. {Houses}. [OE. hous, hus, AS. h?s; akin to OS. & OFries. h?s, D. huis, OHG. h?s, G. haus, Icel. h?s, Sw. hus, Dan. huus, Goth. gudh?s, house of God, temple; and prob. to E. hide to conceal. See {Hide}, and cf. {Hoard} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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