scream bloody murder

idiom

US, informal
: to scream, yell, or complain in a very loud or angry way
His political opponents screamed bloody murder when he was appointed to office.

Examples of scream bloody murder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the moves would backfire, people would scream bloody murder. Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 The image of Derek Chauvin’s knee slowly squeezing the warm, rich life out of Floyd inspired millions to march, chant, pray, pull down statues, throw projectiles and scream bloody murder. Donna Britt, Washington Post, 26 June 2020 Suddenly, you're whisked back into de Villes of the past as the Michelin XW4 whitewalls scream bloody murder. Phil Berg, Car and Driver, 8 June 2020

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“Scream bloody murder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scream%20bloody%20murder. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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