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scream (or yell) blue (or North American bloody) murder

Definition of scream or yell blue or North American bloody murder in English:

informal Make an extravagant and noisy protest: if it gets into the papers, she’ll be down here screaming blue murder
More example sentences
  • 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.
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