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yellow-bellied

[yel-oh-bel-eed] /ˈyɛl oʊˌbɛl id/
adjective
1.
having a yellow abdomen or underside.
2.
Slang. cowardly; lily-livered.
Origin of yellow-bellied
1700-1710
1700-10
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yell bloody murder

verb phrase

To shout and complain loudly: The crowd in the kitchen was yelling bloody murder

[entry form 1931+, variant 1859+; scream bloody murder is found by 1882]

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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