One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Put all one's efforts into doing something to no avail.‘she could talk to him until she was blue in the face, but he was just not hearing’
- ‘Obviously, we could sit here and talk until we're blue in the face about how wonderfully they play the game.’
- ‘I complained and complained and complained until I was blue in the face.’
- ‘I searched every file I could till I was blue in the face, and got absolutely nowhere!’
- ‘I could tell him till I was blue in the face that we had to leave, he does not understand, he is not from here.’
- ‘I just sulked all the way home cussing and swearing till I was blue in the face.’
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