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scream (one's) head off

To scream or yell very loudly and lengthily. Suzy screamed her head off when I told her she couldn't have an ice cream cone. The stadium was packed with fans screaming their heads off for the popular band. Don't bother listening to the crazies who stand on street corners and scream their heads off at passersby.
See also: head, off, scream

scream, shout, etc. your ˈhead off

(informal) scream, shout, etc. a lot and very loudly: She screamed her head off when I jumped out at her.
See also: head, off
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Charlie Potter, 23, tells us: "She kept everyone awake all the time, screaming her head off.
He says: "We all shared a 12-bed dorm, and she kept everyone awake all the time, screaming her head off.
As she attempts to make amends for screaming her head off at Ken and Peter, she makes them breakfast, before heading to the factory to try to build bridges with Carla, claiming Deirdre's death has made her think.
But the other day, as I indulged in my other favourite pastime nowadays - "having a lie down" - my relaxed state was cruelly interrupted by daughter screaming her head off in her bedroom.
My daughter was only eight at the time and when he started attacking me she started screaming her head off.
screaming her head off, as though she was shouting, 'Hello, Wembley
she was screaming her head off, as though she was shouting, 'Hello, Wembley
Driving through huge crowds, she spotted a black woman brandishing an outsize bunch of flowers and screaming her head off.
And in a late-1997 Dateline NBC profile, Socarides described a successful "cure": "Lo and behold, [the patient] had a dream in which his mother suddenly came in, crazed beyond belief, with a bandage around her head, screaming her head off and that she'd gone completely mad.
My best friend was screaming her head off as the pram went down the first two steps.
But for me, the fact that she was so close to so many other people when the attack took place and yet still couldn't summon any assistance, despite her screaming her head off, is truly chilling.
Danielle was screaming her head off and then I heard people shouting there was a fire and there was a baby inside.
Charlotte was screaming her head off and Kyle was shouting back at her.
The small plane also turns upside down and you can hear Amanda screaming her head off in the item
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