bring down the house
or bring the house down phrasal to win the enthusiastic approval of the audience

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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 — 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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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