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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The best way to avoid brain freeze is to curb our greediness and take our time over food.
Someone had a brain freeze in the article "Death and the Skeptic" by Hiram Crespo (M/J 2012), specifically with: "The Dutch Renaissance humanist Epicurus." The author either meant the Dutch Renaissance humanist Erasmus or he meant Epicurus.
"It's a shame that the talk will be about my brain freeze rather than the horse's fantastic effort.
The penultimate challenge was to jump off the ledge into the water below - a sure fire way to induce both brain freeze and a natural high.
How are you expected to come up with any kind of idea, brilliant or otherwise, when trying to cope with a brain freeze and you struggle to keep your eyes open and stifle your yawns?
The fee is $10,000 for a brain freeze and $30,000 for the full body - all up front - because, "when you have a person who is dead as your client, you set up to allow people to pre-pay," Medvedev explained.
Hot snacks prevent the brain freeze that might make it difficult for us to fully grasp what Greek classicists Helene Foley, Edith Hall and Daniel Mendelsohn would forbiddingly blather about when they step up in the middle of this puckish show to field questions from the audience.
To prevent it from turning into liquid milk, I ate quickly but brain freeze wouldn't be my only problem.
"Well, not really a brain freeze, it was a case of trying to rotate the strike.
Her immunity to brain freeze came in handy as she downed the cup of frozen Mojito goodness, which also has fresh, hand-squeezed lime juice in it.
In my lifetime, I've never quite seen the brain freeze that seems to be going on with just about everybody you meet: