Why do we say "Till hell freezes over.

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Till hell freezes over

Meaning:

Forever

Background:

This saying appears to have originated around the 1910s and first appeared in print in 1919. It was a favorite expression of both P.G. Wodehouse and F. Scott Fitzgerald - the latter often ended his letters with "Yours till hell freezes over".

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