off the chain


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off the chain

1. slang Very wild, raucous, or unfettered; free and unrestricted. This street party has been going for almost three days straight. It's totally off the chain!
2. Very exciting; excellent; extremely fun or enjoyable. I knew the movie would be good, but man! That was off the chain!
See also: chain, off
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We rushed down to room 218 where Buckwild TV was in full effect and off the chain.
An anonymous hoax phone call to an air traffic control station set off the chain of events, said Civil Aviation Minister Shahnawaz Hussain.
Xenon's Director of Urban Promotions Doug Young said: "In the neighborhoods, demand for the movie is off the chain, the buzz is big, the talking is thick and this movie is poised to explode.
We're really feeling like it's what we should do now that we've been let off the chain and come back out in the big world again,'' he says.
It was a meal that will go down in infamy as Harrick lied in his retelling of the night on his expense report, setting off the chain of events that led to his firing.
THE world rejoiced when Nelson Mandela was freed and South Africa threw off the chains of apartheid.
A native of the city, Stone has cast off the chains of employment to pursue his interest in history as a freelance writer and broadcaster.
And Paige said private-school vouchers in the District of Columbia amount to nothing short of "emancipation" for hundreds of poor and minority students, allowing them to "throw off the chains of a school system that has not served them well.
LONDON -- After efforts to sell its Woolworths and Super-drug units, Kingfisher PLC now appears set on spinning off the chains.