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Re: Off the chart

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on August 16, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Off the chart posted by ESC on August 15, 2005

: : : when someone described a thing as "off the chart". What does he try to express?

: : : thanks!!

: : My opinion is that something is "off the chart" when it is so good (or bad) that it exceeds previous measurements, etc., recorded on a chart.

: UsingEnglish.com
: MEANING:
: If something goes off the chart, it far exceeds the normal standards, good or bad, for something.

: From Urban Dictionary online:
: Off the Chart
: Older term... Same definition as Off the Chain.
: This party is off the chart.
: That girl/guy is off the chart

That's funny, I know this phrase was discussed here before, but I can't find it via Google. Anyway the upshot was that "off the chart" is good, except when you're talking about a hit record that drops "off the chart" when people get tired of it.