Origin of black-and-blue
How to use black-and-blue in a sentence
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers|Michael Schulson|July 27, 2016|DAILY BEAST
The world that Black Dynamite lives in is not the most PC place to be in.
Music is a huge part of the tone of Black Dynamite overall—going back to the original 2009 movie on which the series is based.
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.In Defense of Blasphemy|Michael Tomasky|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The lady in black was reading her morning devotions on the porch of a neighboring bathhouse.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Mary is fair as the morning dew— Cheeks of roses and ribbons of blue!
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for black-and-blue
Other Idioms and Phrases with black-and-blue
Badly bruised, as in That fall down the stairs left me black and blue all over. Even though multicolored bruises rarely include the color black, this term has been so used since about 1300.