through the floor

idiom

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

Examples of through the floor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vibration pulsed through the floor into my body, like a second heartbeat competing with my own. Sofia Perez, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Mar. 2023 Why not sip a drink and enjoy the airfield views through the floor to ceiling windwows that run the length of the lounge? Michele Robson, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Shine a light through the cave to see dangling formations hanging from the ceiling and sprouting through the floor, and wind your way through an underground world largely unexplored. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2024 Another resident emerged from a quick shower to find water seeping up through the floor. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Jan. 2024 By then, brackish water had burst through her back fence, gushed under the back, side and front doors and through the floor grates and air vents, stopping just below the electrical outlets and Wiggins’s knees. John Muyskens, Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2023 There’s human error too—sometimes students drop things through the floor, and that imperfection causes a way for the sound to reflect. Charlotte Hu, Popular Science, 7 Sep. 2023 Brace your core and push through the floor to lift hips, squeezing glutes at the top. Alyssa Sparacino, Men's Health, 24 Aug. 2023 Left untreated, a swarm of termites can chew through the floor joists and roof rafters of a house, weakening your home from the inside, Alexander explains. Brittany Anas, House Beautiful, 27 July 2023

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“Through the floor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/through%20the%20floor. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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