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brain freeze

(1) A popular term for a brief but intense frontal cranial pain which follows the rapid consumption of cold foods or beverages; ice cream headache.
(2) A popular term for the abrupt derailment of one’s train of thought.
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After a second or two of lockjawed brain-freeze, he executed a brisk about-face and sprinted out of the bank.
But with time running out, the Irishman suffered a moment of brain-freeze, barging into the back of Le Fondre in the box.
Equal parts playful, sophisticated and engrossing, The Adjustment Bureau is like the first songbird of spring, signaling that the winter of our collective brain-freeze is over and it's safe to go back to the multiplex.
Maybe people are thrown off by the notion that the Patriots don't even deserve to be in the Super Bowl, that they needed an official's brain-freeze in Foxboro to eke out a playoff victory over Oakland.
It was only Efe Ambrose's good fortune that Andy Driver screwed a shot wide of goal after the Nigerian's brain-freeze when he gifted possession to the Jambos on the edge of his own penalty box.