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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!
See also: could, Eskimo, freezer, sell, to

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!
See also: Eskimo, freezer, sell, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: burn, freezer
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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You can even use the cheese directly from the freezer, as it defrosts very quickly.
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The light inside it is especially luminous, making it very easy to see what you've got in, and thanks to it having Beko Freezer Guard to help control temperatures even in conditions as low as -15C, this is a great option for the garage.
He said, 'We did not suspect any foul play because it appears as if the kids were playing inside the deep freezer and they were locked up in the process, while there was nobody at home to open the door for them.'
Use this ice to help keep food cold in the freezer, refrigerator, or coolers.
Both the vertical freezer series feature smart storage designs with seven smooth sliding drawers of the finest quality and are also super easy to clean.
As the demand for frozen food continues to increase, and legislation on health and safety becomes more regulated, Persson says that JBT is dedicated to producing freezer technology that sets the standard for hygiene, durability and cost of ownership.
* Tight Doorway Sealing--The Armor Lock polyurethane elastomer perimeter edge seal keeps cold air in the freezer room by providing an airtight, watertight seal along all edges.
In addition, the company said the T-150 eliminates the use of a compressor making it the most reliable low temperature freezer on the market.
Rather than use one upright freezer that would often be only partially filled and lose cold air every time it's opened, we purchased two small chest freezers.
Her latest project is the Love Your Freezer campaign with Sainsbury's, which aims to inspire families to get the most from their freezers.
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