Definition of until (or till) hell freezes over in English:

until (or till) hell freezes over


  • Forever.

    ‘they will have to wait until hell freezes over’
    • ‘Clarke responded, ‘Well, they'll say that until hell freezes over.’’
    • ‘They will be at the old game of points-scoring till hell freezes over.’
    • ‘That's the way it has been since 1948 and that is the way it is destined to stay till hell freezes over.’
    • ‘Before I write more, because I could write on these subjects until hell freezes over, I'll turn it over to you.’
    • ‘At this time any informed Canberra observer knows that we will be waiting until hell freezes over.’
    • ‘It fascinates me that I could water the grass till hell freezes over and nothing and one shower of rain and the place turns green.’
    • ‘He says he'll be honored to welcome the President but won't change his mind until hell freezes over.’
    • ‘‘I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over,’ Stevenson says.’
    • ‘If someone is doing a good job, they can keep electing him/her until hell freezes over.’
    • ‘Helen Clark will be standing ready until hell freezes over to enter into negotiations with the United States.’
    • ‘One man proclaimed, ‘We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we will fight them on the ice.’’
    • ‘Do tell him that he has already been civil and supportive, but now is the time to be silent, or he will be her pen pal - if not more - until hell freezes over.’
    forever, permanently, for always, for good and all, perpetually, eternally, evermore, for evermore, for ever and ever, for all time, for all future time, to the end of time, until the end of time, world without end, endlessly, timelessly, for eternity, in perpetuity, everlastingly, enduringly, never to return
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