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blue murder

(informal) a great outcry, noise; horrible din (esp in such phrases as cry, howl, scream, etc, blue murder)
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bloody murder

adverb phrase

As if announcing general slaughter and universal destruction: screaming blue murder on the arms of their seats (1850s+)

noun phrase

A shattering defeat; total destruction: After the second quarter it was bloody murder (1970+)

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