I used to say that a lot in the drawl of Maggie. It was such a dramatic play but I was too young to understand the undercurrents. I would not have paced and drawled the phrase so much if I had understood the implications. Tennesse Williams did an outstanding job with a play that is timeless in meaning.
I still feel like a cat on a hot tin roof but not because I am sexually frustrated nor because I have a lot of anger. It is because it is hotter than hell!
If jumping off the roof would help as suggested by Brick in the play, I would be gathering my muscles to jump. Trouble is, it is as hot on the ground as it is on the roof!