noun, plural roofs.
verb (used with object)
- to increase beyond all expectations: Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year.
- Also hit the roof,Informal. to lose one's temper; become extremely angry.
- to create a loud noise: The applause raised the roof.
- to complain or protest noisily: He'll raise the roof when he sees that bill.
Origin of roof
British Dictionary definitions for go through the roof
noun plural roofs (ruːfs, ruːvz)
- a structure that covers or forms the top of a building
- (in combination)the rooftop
- (as modifier)a roof garden
- to get extremely angry; become furious
- to rise or increase steeply
- to create a boisterous disturbance
- to react or protest heatedly
Derived Formsroofer, nounroofless, adjectiverooflike, adjective
Word Origin for roof
Medicine definitions for go through the roof
Idioms and Phrases with go through the roof (1 of 2)
go through the roof
Also, hit the ceiling or roof. Lose one's temper, become very angry, as in Marge went through the roof when she heard she'd been fired. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
Reach new or unexpected heights, as in After the war, food prices went through the roof. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with go through the roof (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with roof
- roof over one's head, a
- go through the roof
- hit the ceiling (roof)
- like a cat on hot bricks (a hot tin roof)
- raise the roof