blue in the face

idi at an extreme point of frustration, irritation, discouragement, etc.:
to argue till one is blue in the face[/ex]

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • blue in the face — phrasal : in a state of extreme anger or exasperation argued until he was blue in the face * * * blue in the face ◇ If you do something until you are blue in the face, you do it for a very long time without having any success or making any… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blue in the Face — Infobox Film name = Blue in the Face caption = Promotional movie poster director = Paul Auster Wayne Wang producer = writer = Paul Auster Wayne Wang narrator = starring = Harvey Keitel Lou Reed Roseanne Barr Michael J. Fox Jim Jarmusch music =… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue in the Face — Brooklyn Boogie Brooklyn Boogie Titre original Blue in the face Réalisation Paul Auster Wayne Wang Acteurs principaux Harvey Keitel Victor Argo Giancarlo Esposito Lou Reed Jim Jarmush Michael J. Fox Madonna Scénario …   Wikipédia en Français

  • blue in the face — (until (you) are) blue in the face for a long time. The attorneys can talk until they re blue in the face, but I don t think they ll convince the jury that this guy is innocent. You can argue yourself blue in the face but it isn t going to change …   New idioms dictionary

  • blue in the face —    If you do something until you are blue in the face, you try unsuccessfully to do something for a very long time.     I explained the situation until I was blue in the face but she wouldn t change her mind …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • blue in the face — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very angry or upset; excited and very emotional. * /Tom argued with Bill until he was blue in the face./ * /Mary scolded Jane until she was blue in the face, but Jane kept on using Mary s paints./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blue in the face — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very angry or upset; excited and very emotional. * /Tom argued with Bill until he was blue in the face./ * /Mary scolded Jane until she was blue in the face, but Jane kept on using Mary s paints./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blue\ in\ the\ face — adj. phr. informal Very angry or upset; excited and very emotional. Tom argued with Bill until he was blue in the face. Mary scolded Jane until she was blue in the face, but Jane kept on using Mary s paints …   Словарь американских идиом

  • blue in the face — mod. pale from exhaustion or exertion. □ I laughed until I was blue in the face. □ She worked hard enough to be blue in the face …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blue in the face — weakened, tired after trying many times    I called that dog until I was blue in the face. He would not come in …   English idioms

  • blue in the face — endlessly, fruitlessly You can argue with him until you are blue in the face but you will never change his mind …   Idioms and examples

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