brain freeze


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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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16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Top GOP candidates Rick Perry and Herman Cain are experiencing brain freezes and it could cost them the election.
The real-estate recession will continue unless a massive brain freeze thaws.
Its candy stripes and 'Watch out for kids' sticker are redolent of long, lazy days in the park, of sticky fingers and faces, of brain freeze induced by too-hasty consumption.
Nothing will bring a rush of childhood memories -- or brain freeze -- like a Sno-Cone or Rocket Pop from the ice cream truck.
This caused excruciating pain which he says was like having a "severe ice cream brain freeze that lasted 24 hours a day".
How do you get brain freeze when you drink something cold?
Scotland's world champion had an up and down night, mixing blistering finishing with the occasional brain freeze on the doubles.
Tamim Iqbal never looked settled at the crease, and was lucky not to be run out, with Dhawan suffering a brain freeze when all he needed to do was walk to the stumps and whip off the bails.
I don't Know if the rain slowed us down or it slowed our THINKING down, but it was a case of brain freeze.
The ruffled suit, lairy sunnies and weird walking cane leave her looking like The Wedding Singer meets Willy Wonka and is giving us brain freeze.
Yesterday's highlights VVOBVIOUSLY the big drama was Brendan Powell's brain freeze in the conditional jockeys' handicap chase at Fakenham, but there were plenty of other in-running stories on an entertaining day as long as you weren't on the wrong end of things.