In Reply to: Re: Hit the roof posted by Joe on March 02, 2009 at 15:56:
: : Where did "hit the roof" originate from?
: The American Heritage Dictionary of Idiomsý - Page 303
: by Christine Ammer - Reference - 1997 - 729 pages
: The first expression dates from the early 1900s; the second is a version of a
: 16th-century locution, up in the house roof or house-top, meaning "enraged. ...
: Have a Nice Day--no Problem!: A Dictionary of Clichésý - Page 171
: by Christine Ammer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1992 - 454 pages
: ... hit the spot century, to be "up in the house roof (or "at the house-top"),
: meaning to be enraged
The phrase is also discussed in the Archive. See, among others,