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Posted by ESC on September 21, 2008 at 21:40

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

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.