until (one) is blue in the face

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until (one) is blue in the face

For a great or unending length of time; until one has done it to exhaustion. You can complain about it until you're blue in the face, but you're going to school today whether you like it or not. They are such strange friends. They'll argue until they're blue in the face, then they'll go out for dinner and be the best of pals.
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until you are blue in the face

INFORMAL
If you say that someone can say or do something until they are blue in the face, you mean that however many times they say or do it, it will have no effect. You can speculate till you're blue in the face, but you can't prove a thing. The president can issue orders until he is blue in the face, but no-one will take any notice.
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do something until you are blue in the face

persist in trying your hardest at an activity but without success. informal
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We can speak until we're blue in the face and it just doesn't come across.
We can argue and yell in outrage until we're blue in the face about why this creep with a long criminal history that included 13 prior arrests - among them three involving attacks on police officers - was allowed back out on our streets.