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till hell freezes over

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till hell freezes over



The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • You've been living on the Union, and I suppose you think you can go on living on it till hell freezes over.

    The Lieutenant-Governor Guy Wetmore Carryl
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till hell freezes over

Forever, as in They said they'd go on searching till hell freezes over, but I'm sure they'll give up soon. This hyperbolic expression dates from the early 1900s. So does its antonym, not till hell freezes over, meaning “never,” as in I'm not giving in, not until hell freezes over.
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