blue murder


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blue murder

n
informal a great outcry, noise; horrible din (esp in such phrases as cry, howl, scream, etc, blue murder)
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Noun1.blue murder - an extravagantly loud outcry; "she screamed blue murder"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
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And when she saw a strange man striding down the hall with a candle in his hand she screamed blue murder and fainted dead away.
Imagine if London wanted to take education back to Westminster, the SNP would scream blue murder, yet somehow it is OK for powers to go in the other direction.
Someone, somewhere, is getting away with the footballing equivalent of blue murder.
Ian, 49, right, who also starred in Doctors, Blue Murder and Casualty, started filming yesterday and will be on screen from August.
ANDREW NETTE EXAMINES HOW HOMICIDE, BLUE MURDER AND UNDERBELLY EACH CHANNELLED THE PREVAILING CONCERNS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DECADES INTO TRUE-CRIME DRAMAS THAT WERE NOT ONLY ENGAGING BUT ALSO SUCCESSFUL.
After graduating from the University of Salford with a degree in performing arts, he went on to star in drama series Blue Murder and then BBC ree comedy e Gemma Factor, for which he landed an Royal Television Society Award nomination after impressing in the role of Gemma's best friend, Je Bowyer.
This Government is getting away with blue murder, but sooner or later the electorate are going to wake up and smell the coffee and actually tell this vile Government that enough is enough.
A Sussex police spokesman said trouble started when the woman, 48, began "swearing blue murder" and throwing food at staff on the Thomson Airlines flight 297.
PEDRO THE PARROT He wasn't much to look at But that is how it goes For Pedro was a parrot Who couldn't help his nose He won the hearts of everyone In his cage upon the grass "Who's a pretty boy then" He'd shout as they went past Cats and dogs he'd imitate Got them to a tee Laughed and danced and sung Almost human see He used to scream blue murder To get what he desired Sadly I say he used to Cause Pedro went and died And so goodbye to Pedro Who brought us so much joy A parrot almost human Goodbye pretty boy Sent in by Martin and Francis Quinn, written by and in memory of Jean Quinn who died aged 67
The party leader said rivals were "screaming blue murder" over the images because they did not want to have an "honest conversation" about immigration.
The party leader said rivals were "screaming blue murder" because they did not want to have an "honest conversation" about immigration.
" But Mr Farage said: e fact that Westminster hate it and want to scream blue murder over it is because they have opened up the doors, they have fundamentally changed the lives of millions of people and they would rather we did not talk about it and just brush it under the carpet."