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go through the roof

C2 to rise to a very high level: Prices have gone through the roof. C2 ( also hit the roof) informal to get very angry: When I was expelled from school, my parents went through the roof.
(Definition of go through the roof from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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