Idiom:  yell bloody murder

Meaning

Idiom:  (scream) yell bloody murder

  1. to scream really loudly (especially because of pain or fright)
  2. to protest in a loud and angry way


Example sentences

  • When the thief tried to grab my bag, I yelled bloody murder and he let go and ran away.
  • Don’t yell bloody murder just because you break a fingernail—I thought something seriously bad had happened to you!
  • The customer screamed bloody murder at me when I told her it was too late for us to accept her return. 

  • All of the parents were yelling bloody murder at the principal when they found out the teacher had showed a rated R movie in class.

  • The director screams bloody murder every time we don't get the quarterly report finished in time.  

  • The team is going to scream bloody murder if you make them work overtime again but refuse to give a holiday bonus.

  • I wish I could go out tonight but if I don't clean my room, my parents are going to yell bloody murder

  • I planned to do a natural childbirth but after 16 hours of labor I screamed bloody murder for pain relief. 


Synonyms

  • call out
  • cry out
  • (scream) at the top of one's lungs

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