freeze (one's) tail off

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freeze (one's) tail off

slang To feel very cold. You'll freeze your tail off if you go outside without a coat! Is the bus ever coming? I'm freezing my tail off here!
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freeze one's tail off

Fig. Inf. to freeze; to get very cold. Don't stand out there in the cold wind! You'll freeze your tail off! It's as cold as a welldigger's nose today. I about froze my tail off walking to work.
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"I'm proud to be out here today, freezing my tail off with all these awesome people.
Thus I was all alone, sitting on a bucket near a fine trail, freezing my tail off, when the big doe slipped past and, twang, I shot het
Having decided to continue on with my career, post-retirement, as a traveling temporary microbiology fill-in, I am now freezing my tail off in the northernmost city in Alaska.
"It's more enjoyable for me to sit in a comfortable chair in a nice, warm blind with some breakfast and coffee when hunting ducks than it is to sit in a stand of wet reeds freezing my tail off and dreaming about a warm vehicle to go back to," he said.
(Linda says I am incorrect in many of the more refined areas of human culture and habit but that she loves me in spite of myself.) And, so, I was sitting on my deer stand at daylight this morning, freezing my tail off, waiting for the sun to come up and thaw me out.