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Until Hell Freezes Over

What Does "Until Hell Freezes Over" Mean?

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"Until hell freezes over" is an English idiom. It is an expression meaning for a very long time or never at all.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "until hell freezes over" used in a sentence:
  • I'll keep trying until hell freezes over.
  • He said he'd wait for her until hell freezes over.
  • You can ask until hell freezes over, but I'm not changing my mind.
meaning for until hell freezes over

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Until Hell Freezes Over" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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