scream blue murder

scream blue murder
scream blue murder informal protest noisily.
Main Entry: murder

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  • scream blue murder — see under blue1 ● murder * * * scream blue murder british informal phrase to shout or protest very loudly because you are very angry or feeling a lot of pain She screamed blue murder when they tried to give her the injection. Thesaurus: to shout… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scream blue murder — If someone shouts very loudly in anger, or fear, they scream blue murder …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • scream blue murder —    If someone shouts very loudly in anger, or fear, they scream blue murder.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    People who scream blue murder shout or complain very loudly as if something very serious has happened.     The crowd started… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Scream blue murder —   If somone shouts very loudly in anger, or fear, they scream blue murder …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • (scream) blue murder —    Someone who screams blue murder shouts or complains very loudly as if something very serious has happened.     The crowd started screaming blue murder when the football match was interrupted …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • scream blue murder — British, American & Australian, informal, American & Australian, informal to shout or to complain very loudly. Readers screamed blue murder when the price of their daily paper went up. Someone took the child s ice cream away and he started… …   New idioms dictionary

  • scream blue murder — Vrb phrs. To make an outcry of anger or exasperation. E.g. The crowd was screaming blue murder and baying for the head of George Bush, who they blamed for the death of their families and children …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • scream blue murder — British informal to shout or protest very loudly because you are very angry or feeling a lot of pain She screamed blue murder when they tried to give her the injection …   English dictionary

  • scream bloody murder — scream (or yell) bloody (or Brit. blue) murder informal scream loudly due to pain or fright; make an extravagant and noisy protest she had tripped and was screaming bloody murder * * * scream bloody murder (US) (or Brit scream blue murder)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scream bloody murder — verb To protest loudly or angrily. Syn: scream blue murder …   Wiktionary

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