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scream (one's) head off

To scream or yell very loudly and lengthily. Suzy screamed her head off when I told her she couldn't have an ice cream cone. The stadium was packed with fans screaming their heads off for the popular band. Don't bother listening to the crazies who stand on street corners and scream their heads off at passersby.
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scream, shout, etc. your ˈhead off

(informal) scream, shout, etc. a lot and very loudly: She screamed her head off when I jumped out at her.
See also: head, off
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He was found screaming his head off and we were called.
"Will came into my room, screaming his head off. I responded by saying, 'I'm going to snap you!' "Hopefully, everything will turn out well for Derby.
"I'm just glad he wasn't screaming his head off the whole way through," he said in an interview broadcast Monday.
He was shouting and screaming his head off. I heard all-sorts of screaming going on that sounded like it was inside the house.
Furthermore, on the in-lap when he was screaming his head off, he sustained a puncture that could have cost him victory had it occurred a few laps from the end.
"It's so much more subtle than a bird sitting up in a tree screaming his head off."
MENSA candidate Darren Purse tells us that Matt Jansen 'went down screaming his head off like a wimp' after being on the receiving end of a tickle from his elbow against Blackburn.
Witnesses say the child had been screaming his head off but stopped the very moment Prince William took him into his arms
As you can imagine I am interested in all things child-related now, so one client was telling me about a little boy screaming his head off in Williamson Square.
"Jamie ran into the house to tell my wife and when she came out she found Andrew covered in blood and screaming his head off.
When we scored the winner I went running around the place screaming my head off and bumped into another 'loony' screaming his head off.
I was waiting in Argos at collection point Z and Morgan was with me in his car seat screaming his head off. It sounded as if I was murdering him and he was determined to get the attention of the whole of the Silverlink.
Whitehouse ran into the area screaming his head off for the ball.
(Doesn't she, Alex Reid/Leandro Penna?) Although Katie might not have been overly impressed by rugby star Danny, 23, screaming his head off on Thorpe Park's Saw ride during the VIP Fright night.
'The child was terrified and screaming his head off.