What is the Meaning of the Expression
FREEZE TO DEATH?
This expression is often used to describe (in an exaggerated way) how you feel in extreme cold.
The only part of the wording of the expression that you can change is the tense of the verb.
1. It’s so cold outside today; I nearly froze to death!
2. Can you come soon? I am waiting outside and I’m freezing to death!
3. See the story Confessions of a Whiner example: I had driven 3 ½ hours in order to freeze to death.
In the story, the writer wants to express that she feels nothing will be accomplished by her trip except to die from the cold.
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is it possible to really freeze to death?”
The answer is “yes!” People living in areas where the temperature gets very cold must learn how to protect themselves in extreme weather, and plan ahead for unexpected emergencies such as car trouble.