Idiom: blue in the face
Idiom: (until someone is) blue in the face:
- to talk or argue for a very long time to try to persuade someone but it's useless because they won't do or agree with what you want
- I could've argued with my parents until I was blue in the face but they'd still never let me go to the party.
- I was blue in the face trying to explain my position but the director simply wouldn't listen to other ideas.
- I've explained to my daughter until I was blue in the face that she cannot drive my car but as you can see, she won't take no for an answer.
- They yelled at each other until both were blue in the face and then finally, someone called the police.
- Go ahead and yell until you're blue in the face—I'm not going to change my mind.
- After I explained the situation until I was blue in the face, I asked to speak to a manager.
- You can keep lecturing your kids until you're blue in the face or you can just take their cell phones away until they're more responsible.
- I explained how to operate the machine until I was blue in the face.
- My dad yelled at my brother for not coming home last night until he was blue in the face.
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