hit the ceiling

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Here you will only disturb me, and perhaps spoil the roses; and at best you can but hit the ceiling!"
In another accident, an airman was killed as he hit the ceiling while carrying out pre-flight checks.
The airman was thrown up and died when he hit the ceiling of a hangar in Bareilly.
The Cumbrian side play in the eighth tier of English football and Williams feared his career had hit the ceiling when the roof caved in - literally - against a side called Prescot Cables.
Resynching by jarring is familiar to everyone who has ever whacked a flickering analog TV to get it to synch or hit the ceiling near a fluorescent light in the hope that its ballast starts buzzing.
India is recognized as one of the fastest expanding markets in regards to population and disposable income, as an outcome, the country's retail brokerage is ready to hit the ceiling. Companies getting ready to diversify their offerings, render excellent and technologically innovative services, and conquer infrastructure hindrances will possibly dominate as the market strengthens and matures.
More surprising, perhaps, is that the box office receipts hit the ceiling. (Cert PG, 1973) *
Have you ever hit the ceiling of complexity where you are not able to increase your gross revenue or your bottom line?
Without measures to limit the borrowing it is expected that the debt limit will hit the ceiling by December 31.
Course-and-distance winner who improved with every run over fences last season and showed he could live with top company at Aintree ?Has to hit the ceiling some time and may find conceding weight to all bar four opponents a bridge too far
After his A event ended early when Mike Dornecker taught him how to use the ceiling in three-wall: "He (Domecker) hit the ceiling shot, and I hadn't seen that before," Jr.
The effect on the pilot is that s/he goes forward and up, and may hit the ceiling before the restraint lap belt and shoulder harness pulls back and down.
The cooking oil price exceeded 90 denars per liter, an egg price is approaching 9 denars, as flour, bread, sugar, meat, delicatessen, pastry, confectionery products and personal hygiene products are only some of the products whose prices are rising on a daily basis at a 2-digit rate and are expected to hit the ceiling in September when they are expected to go further up by 10-30 percent as a result of the higher energy prices, the global shortage of food and the adverse agriculture yields.
Sixty passengers were not wearing seatbelts, and standing crew and passengers hit the ceiling. Two minutes later, the aircraft plunged again, diving 400 ft.