till you're blue in the face

till (one) (is) blue in the face

Of something vocalized, for a great or indefinite length of time. You can complain about it till you're blue in the face, but we're going to your grandmother's for Thanksgiving whether you like it or not. They are such strange friends. They'll argue till they're blue in the face, then they'll go out for drinks and be the best of pals.
See also: blue, face, till

(do something) till you’re ˌblue in the ˈface

(informal) (do something) with a lot of effort and for a very long time without success: You can argue with John till you’re blue in the face, he’ll never agree with you.
See also: blue, face, till
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The thing I've discovered over the years is that you can talk to people till you're blue in the face.
You can talk about the weather and sports till you're blue in the face, but until you make a difference in people, you're not saying anything worth saying.