In Reply to: etc. posted by Hayley Stringfellow on September 20, 2008 at 21:32:
: Origins of the following:- Cry wolf. Hit the roof. Take your hat off to someone
Cry wolf -- from a fable. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_Who_Cried_Wolf
Hit the roof -- figurative, someone is so mad he goes straight up and hits the ceiling/roof.
Take your hat off to someone. A man taking his hat off used to be good manners, a sign of respect.