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till one is blue in the face

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till one is blue in the face

adverb phrase

Until one is able to do no more; to the point of helpless exhaustion: Hail and beware the dead who will talk life until you are blue in the face

[1864+; fr the facial blueness or darkening symptomatic of choking]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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