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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.
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From the moment I walk in, right till the end, I'm screaming my head off - and Kevin and I are desperate to escape.
I attended The Beatles' visit to Cincinnati in 1964, screaming my head off with all of the other girls.
I LOVED HIM IN THE HUNGER GAMES SO I TRIED TO ACT COOL ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT INSIDE, I WAS SCREAMING MY HEAD OFF.
I stood there screaming my head off while the rest of the gang scattered to the four winds.
Keeper Karen Bardsley said: "I was screaming my head off at the other end, celebrating by myself like an idiot.
WITHIN 24 hours of landing in Perth I was screaming my head off after the biggest spine-tingling rush I'd ever had.
Throughout that day, I kept up the pretence of being seriously ill, yelling and screaming my head off, but to no avail.
Rhian, who has just finished college, said: "The first time I came to the festival I was screaming my head off as the Elvis tribute acts were so good.
Now it has to be said, when it comes to big, scary rollercoasters, my knees turn to jelly and if I manage to pluck up enough courage to decide I will try one, I spend the entire queue (generally an hour) gibbering about how my head aches, I feel sick and really don't want to do this, before screaming my head off when on it, with my eyes tight shut.
I need to rest my voice, so if I went on Friday evening I'd be screaming my head off all night
When I found out I'd been chosen to go to meet JK Rowling, I was jumping up and down, screaming my head off.
Hopefully I can score again and if I do they'll hear me screaming my head off.
It's a relevant question, because I really get a lot of pleasure out of rip-roaring and screaming my head off.
I didn't leave her, I couldn't leave her, I was screaming my head off for help and just held her in my arms.