your head off

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(one's) head off

Very intensely or loudly; with no restraint, hesitation, or inhibition. (Used after verbs associated with speech sounds, such as "yell," talk," "laugh," etc.) I'm telling you, Mark's boyfriend is hilarious! He had me laughing my head off when I met him. Suzy started yelling her head off when I told her she couldn't have an ice cream cone. A: "So, has Noah started saying any words yet?" B: "And then some—he's been talking his head off for months now!"
See also: head, off

— your head off

laugh, talk, shout, etc. with a complete lack of restraint or without stopping.
1990 Paul Auster The Music of Chance Now that the kid was out of danger, he began to show his true colors, and it wasn't long before he was talking his head off.
See also: head, off
References in classic literature ?
There is that magnificent Bob, eating his head off in the stable.
and just take his head off outside,' the Queen added to one of the officers: but the Hatter was out of sight before the officer could get to the door.
Don Quixote stood looking on very calmly, and, when he saw him fall, leaped from his horse and with great briskness ran to him, and, presenting the point of his sword to his eyes, bade him surrender, or he would cut his head off.
He is remarkably handsome, but excessively affected and patronising, especially to us Americans; and I hope to have a chance of biting his head off before long.
Gallop off to him at once and say I'll have his head off if everything is not here in a week.
In a 52-second video of Ridsdel's beheading which is circulating online, an ASG member addressed Aquino and threatened to cut his head off if they meet before proceeding to kill the Canadian.
He's one of those guys, who, if you told him to knock a guy's head off, he'd knock his head off, but pick it up, put it back on the guy's head and say 'sorry'.
He's one of those guys who if you told him to knock a guy's head off, he'd knock his head off but pick it up, put it back on the guy's head and say sorry.
Summary: Five men kidnapped a compatriot and threatened to cut his head off if they did not get Dh20,000 in ransom, a court heard.
CHARLIE Blakemore will be at Wembley on Saturday - and he'll be 'unashamedly yelling his head off in support of the Bluebirds', writes Terry Phillips.
FR TED star, Ardal O'Hanlon, says RTE made him want to bang his head off the wall.
AGGRESSIVE police officers forced a property tycoon to the ground before smashing his head off a pavement, a court heard yesterday.
RADIO 1 DJ Chris Moyles put the boot into rival Neil `Dr' Fox yesterday when he threatened to ``tear his head off and use it as a football''.
My sole intent going into the fight with Wladimir was to rip his head off and I was training very aggressively.
Paul Gascoigne reckons England skipper Alan Shearer will be laughing his head off at the hype surrounding the incident in which he is alleged to have kicked Leicester midfielder Neil Lennon in the face.