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    Question What does "Blue murder" mean?

    What is the meaning of "Blue murder" in the following phrase:-

    "shout blue murder"



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    Default Re: What does "Blue murder" mean?

    It means to shout very loudly in anger or sometimes fear. In BrE, it's "to scream blue murder". Did you try to Google the phrase first? I found lots of definitions when I Googled it.
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    Default Re: What does "Blue murder" mean?

    I tried to do so, but the internet connection was very bad, and no other page was giving any connection, Never had I any other choice, And thanks for surfing the information for me.


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    Default Re: What does "Blue murder" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ria View Post
    I tried to do so, but the internet connection was very bad, and no other page was giving any connection, Never had I any other choice, And thanks for surfing the information for me.


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    You can find it closer to home: Scream blue murder - Idiom Definition - UsingEnglish.com

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    Default Re: What does "Blue murder" mean?

    This is interesting. I've never heard "shout blue murder" in the US, but we will "yell/scream bloody murder."

    Yell bloody murder | Define Yell bloody murder at Dictionary.com - Definition 10

    10. yell / scream bloody murder, a. to scream loudly in pain, fear, etc.
    b. to protest loudly and angrily: If I don't get a good raise I'm going to yell bloody murder.

    T- I wonder if you could change the idiom defiintion to include the American version as an alternate?
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    Default Re: What does "Blue murder" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    T- I wonder if you could change the idiom defiintion to include the American version as an alternate?
    Your wish is my command.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...dy+murder.html
    http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...dy+murder.html

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