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Have reached an extreme or unexpected level:‘their stats would be off the charts’
- ‘Some inner-city neighborhoods, where joblessness is off the charts, are becoming islands of despair.’
- ‘I am lighter, quicker on my feet, and my performance is off the charts.’
- ‘When the company had a financial performance that was off the charts, everything was great.’
- ‘There was no question that the data were off the charts.’
- ‘The cuteness factor is off the charts, but it feels sort of self-designed, unoriginal, and lame.’
- ‘We do spend highly on education—but it's off the charts on health care.’
- ‘Data growth is off the charts.’
- ‘My hormones are off the charts tonight.’
- ‘In the last few years the affordability scale has been off the charts.’
- ‘Even by the generally lax standards of plausibility employed in slasher films, this one's off the charts.’
- ‘The economy was off the charts when he was governor.’
- ‘Her liver is hardly functioning and her iron levels are off the charts.’
- ‘Oysters are off the charts in zinc.’
- ‘Night in and night out his energy is off the charts.’
- ‘Her alcohol level must have been off the charts!’
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