until you are blue in the face Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ​wastingyourefforts 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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