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English definition of “bring the house down”

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bring the house down

If someone or something brings the house down during a play or show, they make the people watching it laugh or clap very loudly: The clown sang a duet with the talking horse, which brought the house down every night.
Translations of “bring the house down”
in Chinese (Traditional) (戲劇、演出等)引起全場觀眾大笑或鼓掌…
in Chinese (Simplified) (演出等)引起全场观众大笑或喝彩…
(Definition of bring the house down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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