go through the ceiling

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go through the ceiling

: to get high quickly
  • Fuel prices are going through the ceiling.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

ceiling play
  1. : the overhead inside lining of a room

  2. : material used to ceil a wall or roof of a room

  3. : something thought of as an overhanging shelter or a lofty canopy


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