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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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I remember eating my ice cream in a happy brain-freeze way.
After a second or two of lockjawed brain-freeze, he executed a brisk about-face and sprinted out of the bank.
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.
(Our apologies to Joe Agrusa, the Supervalu direct store delivery receiver who created the third winning flavor combo, but brain-freeze prevented our panel from sampling his tasty-looking Joe's Italian Kiss ice cream creation.)
She said: "She drank only about a third of it then her friend said 'have you seen your head?' Then Corinne said 'I know, I have brain-freeze'.
Despite sounding as if he has a brain-freeze from eating ice cream too fast, Allan earnestly cries out for