go through the roof


1. increase rapidly, suddenly become very angry






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sales/productivity have gone through the roof

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Something or someone that 'goes through the roof' increases quickly to a very high level. This is an idiomatic expression you can hear in both social and professional contexts.

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  1. When I told Daniel that I had damaged his car he went through the roof! Hopefully, he'll accept my apology after he's had a chance to calm down.
  2. The cost of living in the city has gone through the roof in the last few years.

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  1. Replacing the outdated machinery in our factories has made a big difference. Productivity has gone through the roof!
  2. Sales of the product have been going through the roof ever since we launched our new advertising campaign.

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