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.
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.
ROY KEANE has savaged Carlos Quieroz by claiming: "I should have ripped his head off."
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.
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.
ANDY JENKINS, one of the most improved players in darts this year, faces top seed John Part at the Stan James World Matchplay in Blackpool tonight vowing to ``rip his head off''.
Emmanuel Gumbi, aged 31, headed straight for a massive saw in the butchery section of the supermarket in the coastal town of Richards Bay on Monday, turned the machine on and sawed his head off.
FR TED star, Ardal O'Hanlon, says RTE made him want to bang his head off the wall.
"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'.
AGGRESSIVE police officers forced a property tycoon to the ground before smashing his head off a pavement, a court heard yesterday.
Motorist Raymond Tapps became so angry when he saw a traffic warden booking his car he threatened to 'take his head off'.