till hell freezes over


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till hell freezes over

Inf. forever. (Use caution with hell.) That's all right, boss; I can wait till hell freezes over for your answer. I'll be here till hell freezes over.
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till hell freezes over

Forever, as in They said they'd go on searching till hell freezes over, but I'm sure they'll give up soon . This hyperbolic expression dates from the early 1900s. So does its antonym, not till hell freezes over, meaning "never," as in I'm not giving in, not until hell freezes over.
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till hell freezes over

mod. forever. (Use caution with hell.) That’s all right, boss; I can wait till hell freezes over for your answer.
See also: freeze, hell, till