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until you are blue in the face

If you say or shout something until you are blue in the face, you are wasting your efforts because you will get no results: You can tell her to clean her room until you are blue in the face, but she won't do it.
(Definition of until you are blue in the face from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “until you are blue in the face”
in Chinese (Simplified) 任凭你磨破嘴皮…
in Chinese (Traditional) 任憑你磨破嘴皮…
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