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off the charts

1. Quite a lot more or better than is usual or was expected. Our electricity bill was off the charts last month! How could we be using that much energy?
2. Especially or unbelievably great, wonderful, exciting, etc. I'm telling you, that concert is going to be off the charts!
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off the ˈcharts

(about a score, number, price, etc.) far higher or better than normal: Gas prices are off the charts, making this an expensive winter for home heating.The response has been off the charts. Everybody loved it.
See also: chart, off
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