A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 25, 2016
“How do construction workers party?"/"They raise the roof.”

To “raise the roof” means to show great enthusiasm, but it’s taken literally in the pun:

Q: How do construction workers party?
A: They raise the roof.


The joke was posed on the website Pun of the Day on December 24, 2013.


The Free Dictionary
raise the roof
1. to show great enthusiasm.
2. to complain loudly

Pun of the Day
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1. How do construction workers party? They raise the roof.

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How do construction workers party? They raise the roof. via http://punoftheday.com
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How do construction workers party?
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How do construction workers party? They raise the roof.

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