informal Scream loudly due to pain or fright; make an extravagant and noisy protest: she had tripped and was screaming bloody murder
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- Her butt was wedged up behind the refrigerator and she was screaming bloody murder.
- If you are the defense, you're certainly going to be screaming bloody murder if you ever find out about it.
- The first few times it happened, I screamed blue murder for the nurse, who came and simply opened the clamp, increasing the flow and flushing the blood back into the vein in a wonderfully cold ripply gush.