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(someone) could sell freezers to Eskimos

One is such an exceptionally smooth, charming, or persuasive salesperson that one could sell something to people who have no need or use for it. The phrase alludes to the various indigenous peoples of the traditionally cold, snowy northern circumpolar regions of the globe, who thus would have no shortage of (and no need to buy) snow. It should be used with caution, though, as the term "Eskimo" is considered by some to be offensive or derogatory. I can't believe you were able to sell an extra 200 units to the hospital. You could freezers snow to Eskimos! Tom's the kind of guy who could sell freezers to Eskimos, so don't get sucked into any of his sales pitches. We simply don't have the budget for any non-essential purchases right now.
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freezer burn

A condition in which insufficiently stored frozen food loses moisture and becomes covered in ice crystals. Gross, that has freezer burn on it—I don't want to eat it now!
See also: burn, freezer

sell freezers to Eskimos

To persuade those who have no need or use for something to buy it, typically because one is such a charming and convincing salesperson. The phrase alludes to the various indigenous peoples of the traditionally cold, snowy northern circumpolar regions of the globe, who thus would have no shortage of (and no need to buy) snow. It should be used with caution, though, as the term "Eskimo" is considered by some to be offensive or derogatory. I can't believe you were able to sell an extra 200 units to the hospital. I bet you'd be able to sell freezers to Eskimos!
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freezer burn

n. an imaginary reaction to seeing brightly sparkling jewelry, especially diamonds. He’s really iced out! I got freezer burn just looking at him.
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