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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 ?
You are quite welcome to take my head off, as long as it will be a better one when you put it on again.
You would buy me a beautiful mansion and leave me in it to yawn my head off, or cry my eyes out because of my helplessness and inability to save you.
Personally I've had it with threats from people, be they Muslim or any other religion, who claim they feel so alienated they might just cut my head off.
I was doing star jumps and having a laugh as the players were going out again and Daryl just knocked my head off.
I'm not sure what bothered me more - Daryl knocking my head off or scoring against Killie.
They wanted me to take my head off so they could give me gas and air, but I said no.
It's an unwritten rule that I never take my head off in front of the crowd.
I started freaking out and yelling my head off,'' she said.
color) ``I started freaking out and yelling my head off,'' said Saugus High School senior Allyson Burgess, 17, after learning she had won a scholarship to Texas A&M.
Mr Jones said: ``They just kept shouting at me that they would cut my head off.
In Me Crying My Head Off, 1992, for example, Sircello presents herself standing in a veritable sea of tears, genitals exposed under the revealing arches of a garter belt, her head exploding in a wash of red with her mouth the only visible feature, agape in a scream of pain.
I will always have a place in my heart for Cardiff City and I'll be at Wembley on Saturday shouting my head off unashamedly in support of the Bluebirds.