Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

go through the roof

through the roof
Meaning(s)
1) increase rapidly, suddenly become very angry
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • sales/productivity have gone through the roof
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    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.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    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 Replacing the outdated machinery in our factories has made a big difference.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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