Definition of bay for blood in English:

bay for blood

Demand punishment or retribution: the press is baying for blood
More example sentences
  • The cable stations, from CNN to Fox, are literally baying for blood and demanding the marines go into the city.
  • But the opposition and the press, having at last caught up, were baying for blood.
  • I remember the first one, what he did, and it was almost the same except instead of having 14 people in the room he had a thousand people in the room who were effectively baying for blood.
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