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hit the roof

Meaning: experience sudden anger

Example: Jake's parents are going to hit the roof when they see the damage he's done to their car. Read on

set the bar

Meaning: fix the standards acceptable for the task

Example: Don't set the bar so high that it's impossible to achieve anything. Read on

to the nines

Meaning: to perfection

Example: The masked ball was excellent. You should have seen the costumes. Everyone was dressed to the nines. Read on

ride high

Meaning: when someone is very successful

Example: Our team won four college tournaments in a row this year! Why wouldn't the team be riding high! Read on

high roller

Meaning: a wealthy person or company who spends their money in a risky way, often by making risky investments that can offer large rewards

Example: I would never invest money in their company. They are high rollers and I cannot afford that kind of risk. Read on

high up

Meaning: to have an important standing in society

Example: With the way he barked orders at the workers, everyone got the impression that he is high up in the company. Read on

high time

Meaning: to refer to something that is already overdue but must be started immediately

Example: After months of being unemployed, it's high time Paul starts a business of his own rather than keep waiting for paid employment. Read on

come hell or high water

Meaning: come what may

Example: I want to complete this report by today, come hell or high water. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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