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bloody murder

Slang definitions & phrases for bloody murder

bloody murder

adverb phrase

As if announcing general slaughter and universal destruction: screaming blue murder on the arms of their seats (1850s+)

noun phrase

A shattering defeat; total destruction: After the second quarter it was bloody murder (1970+)

Related Terms

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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