to go through the roof

Idiom Definition 1

"to go through the roof" - things

a statistic or number that rises very quickly to an unpredicted incredibly high value

Idiom Definition - to go through the roof


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Idiom Definition 2

"to go through the roof" - people

to become very angry

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to go through the roof

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Do you remember those penny stocks we bought last year for ten cents a share?

Friend 2: Oh, ya! I hadn't thought of those for a long time.

Friend 1: I checked the price of the stock this morning. You'll never believe what's happened. The price has increased to fifteen dollars and twenty cents a share.

Friend 2: You've got to be kidding me.

Friend 1: No! The stock price has gone through the roof.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to go through the roof

Two coworkers are talking about their boss ...

Worker 1: I am just so angry.

Worker 2: Why is that?

Worker 1: You know that I have been working on a big project for weeks now ...

Worker 2: Yes. And?

Worker 1: I have been keeping the boss informed for every part of the project. When I finally finished the project and showed it to her, she rejected half of it and told me to redo those parts. Why couldn't she have told me when I talked to her about each step before I went ahead and did all that work?

Worker 2: You must be very upset.

Worker 1: I feel like I'm going to go through the roof!

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to go through the roof - Gerund Form:

Going through the roof can be bad for your health.

to go through the roof - Examples:

1)  Prices for everything, including tofu burgers, will go through the roof.

2)  Our taxes are going to go through the roof.

3)  Is your mortgage interest about to go through the roof?

4)  The passion of all around you will go through the roof.

5)  If welfare ends you will see crime and violence go through the roof.

6)  The deficit is going to go through the roof if jobs are not brought back to America.

7)  When dieting, your cravings for these foods can go through the roof.

8)  So at half time your TV ratings go through the roof cause all of the kids watch, how is that a bad thing?

9)  This has made demand go through the roof and has created an enormous bubble that the central bank keeps blowing up.

10)  Tax rates for young people will go through the roof but only in developed countries, he said.

11)  When this happens, orders for lettuce can go through the roof.

12)  If you do this, your cost will go through the roof, as you will incur interest and penalties.

13)  All these things caused my anxiety to go through the roof and I would usually avoid them at all costs.

14)  Repossessions will go through the roof in the next year or so.

15)  Once you have children your clutter levels go through the roof.

16)  I hope your stats go through the roof and that Company beg you to write for them.

17)  I love the thought of having a client's business go through the roof because of something I've done.

18)  He has been going through the roof since the children started misbehaving.

19)  Was she going through the roof when the children finally calmed down?

20)  I had been going through the roof for an hour by the time the vase was broken.