scream bloody murder
Angrily protest as loudly as possible, as in When Jimmy took her teddy bear, Lauren screamed bloody murder, or Residents are screaming bloody murder about the increase in property taxes. The scream here may be either literal (as in the first example) or figurative, which is also true of invoking murder as though one were in danger of being killed. Versions of this term, such as cry murder, date from the 1400s.
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How did our workplace suddenly become a particularly bloody episode of Game of Thrones?
And even as the bloody siege continues, so, too, do signs of life.
And the next time his friend saw Moses, it was online; his bloody body was slapped on a stretcher.
Like many other Pakistani Taliban, Jamal has his own horror stories to tell, which he believes can justify any bloody retribution.
Earlier that day, officials say, Stone went on a bloody rampage killing six of his kin and wreaking havoc in three small towns.
Miss Christabel blushed furiously and emitted a sound half between a laugh and a scream.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
"So that is Jim Poindexter, the bloody villain," muttered the boy between his set teeth, and nervously fingering his revolver.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
They have fought countless bloody wars and have committed countless horrible atrocities in their zeal for Him.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
"Now, you say you heard your sister scream," said the lawyer after the usual formalities had passed.
Now Mrs. Glavis, do you recall having ever heard your sister scream before in a like manner?