through the floor


: to a very low level
The value of the stock has dropped/gone/fallen through the floor.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kelley said the firefighter, Lieutenant Neil Duggan, a 10-year veteran of the department, fell through the floor up to his waist but with help from others in his crew was able to pull himself out. John R. Ellement,, 11 May 2023 The pulsing rhythm vibrates through the floor and walls up through your body and fingertips. Elizabeth Myong, Dallas News, 5 May 2023 Push your feet through the floor to stand straight up, squeezing your glutes at the top. Andrew Heffernan, Men's Health, 4 May 2023 Essentially, dropping the main element of the rear wing causes the airflow to stall on the beam wing and also slow through the floor. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 1 May 2023 Investigators found a pool of blood in the basement dripping through the floor above, according to police reports. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, 14 Nov. 2022 From Luke's crash into the stairs to Greg's falling through the floor to me stubbing my little toe on the glider. Julia Emmanuele, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2022 Their apartment was also in disrepair: There was peeling paint, a several-foot-long hole in the living room ceiling from an air conditioning unit that had fallen through the floor of the unit above, knobs that snapped off bedroom doors, and a mouse infestation. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 Stone also encases a square floor-to-ceiling column, and the peak of Bourne’s Rock actually pops up through the floor. John R. Ellement,, 12 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Through the floor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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