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What does 'brought the house down' mean?



 
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What does 'brought the house down' mean? #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:05 am   What does 'brought the house down' mean?
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #47 "House/Building Idioms (1)", question 7

The comedian was really funny. He brought the house down on the weekend.

(a) received a lot of applause and praise
(b) got fired
(c) tore down the old theater in order to build a new one

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #47 "House/Building Idioms (1)", answer 7

The comedian was really funny. He received a lot of applause and praise on the weekend.

Correct answer: (a) received a lot of applause and praise
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What does 'brought the house down' mean? #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:41 am   What does 'brought the house down' mean?
 

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Created a very appreciative audience. If someone or something 'brings the house down' during a play or show, they make the people watching it laugh or clap very loudly.
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