American Idioms and Expressions

Scream Bloody Murder Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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scream bloody murder
What does scream bloody murder mean?
to complain bitterly about somethingThe woman screamed bloody murder when someone took her parking place at work.
scream bloody murder
What does scream bloody murder mean?
to complain bitterly about something The woman screamed bloody murder when someone took her parking place.


Some Random Idioms
no skin off one`s nose
What does "no skin off one`s nose" mean?
to be of no concern/trouble/interest to someoneIt is no skin off my nose whether or not she comes to the party.
a hand-out
What does "a hand-out" mean?
a gift (usually from the government)The government stopped giving hand-outs to the university students because they had no money.
As the actress said to the bishop
What does "As the actress said to the bishop" mean?
(UK) This idiom is used to highlight a sexual reference, deliberate or accidental.
Hay is for horses
What does "Hay is for horses" mean?
This idiom is used as a way of telling children not to say the word 'hey' as in hey you or hey there.
smell blood
What does "smell blood" mean?
realize that you have to defeat or harm an opponent and be eager to try and do thisThe reporters could smell blood when they began to investigate the politicians and the scandal.
shank
What does "shank" mean?
knife; blade
by the skin of one`s teeth
What does "by the skin of one`s teeth" mean?
by a narrow margin, barelyWe were able to catch the train but only by the skin of our teeth.

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