crecer como la espuma

USAGE NOTE
This idiom may be literally translated as "to grow like foam."
crecer como la espuma
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (idiom) (to develop or spread very quickly)
a. to mushroom
La población de la ciudad crecerá como la espuma en los próximos años.The city's population will mushroom in the coming years.
b. to spread like wildfire (idiom)
Los rumores de su separación crecieron como la espuma.Rumors about their separation spread like wildfire.
2. (idiom) (to rise or increase very quickly)
a. to go sky-high
Con aquella película, la popularidad de Brando creció como la espuma.With that film, Brando's popularity went sky-high.
b. to skyrocket
La inflación crecerá como la espuma si el Gobierno no cambia su política monetaria.Inflation will skyrocket if the administration doesn't change its monetary policy.
c. to go through the roof
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom)
Mientras el capataz compraba más y más materiales, el coste de la reforma de la casa crecía como la espuma.As the constructor kept buying more and more materials, the cost of the renovations on the house was going through the roof.
d. to soar
La demanda de tapabocas y guantes creció como la espuma a raíz del estallido de la pandemia.The demand for masks and gloves soared in the wake of the pandemic outbreak.
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