when hell freezes over

Definition of when hell freezes over

informal + impolite

  1. —used to say that one thinks that something will never happen I'll apologize when hell freezes over.

Word by Word Definitions

hellplay
  1. :  a nether world in which the dead continue to exist :  hades

    :  error, sin

    :  a place or state of misery, torment, or wickedness

freezeplay freezes
  1. :  to become congealed into ice by cold

    :  to solidify as a result of abstraction of heat

    :  to withstand freezing

  1. :  an act or instance of freezing

    :  the state of being frozen

    :  a state of weather marked by low temperature especially when below the freezing point

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over


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