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Build something/someone up

Praise someone or something in a way that will increase expectations of them

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Cement

Fix bricks firmly in place and to make relationships more solid

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Come up against a brick wall

Meet a barrier

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Ceiling

Suggest a limit to something

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Glass ceiling

Refer to an invisible barrier that stops people, especially women, from rising to top positions at work

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Go through the roof

Is used about prices, to increase in a rapid, uncontrolled fashion

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Hit the roof

Get very angry

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Window

Opening

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Go out (of) the window

Depart a quality or idea

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Tower

Conveys an idea of distance from ordinary people

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Tower of strength

Extremely strong

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If a person or thing towers above something or someone

They are either outstandingly tall or outstanding in some other positive way

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Be a gateway to

Give an opportunity to get somewhere

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Doing something through/by the black door

Doing it unofficially

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Behind close doors

No one knows exactly why it is

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Key

Can be used as a noun to suggest the importance of something