List of body parts idioms about blood and their meanings
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- Body parts idioms about shoulders
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- Body parts idioms about the backs
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Human body parts idioms about blood
bad blood (between people)
- anger or a bad relationship due to past problems with someone
There is much bad blood between the two supervisors.
blood is thicker than water
- family members are closer to one another than to others
Blood is thicker than water and people usually support and help their family in times of trouble.
blood on the carpet
- much trouble
There was much blood on the carpet after the meeting.
blood runs cold
- terrified or horrified
My blood ran cold when I saw the poison spider on my bed.
blood, sweat, and tears
- great personal effort
We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into fixing our old house.
- the blood (family line) of a noble or aristocratic family
Many blue bloods attended the opening of the new opera.
curdle (someone's) blood
- to frighten someone
The sight of the accident curdled my blood.
- to make a wound that bleeds
The young boxer was the first to draw blood during the boxing match.
(one's) flesh and blood
- a close relative (father,daughter,brother etc.), a living human body
The man's own flesh and blood refused to help him when he needed money.
go for the jugular
- to attack someone in a way that you know will harm him or her most (the jugular is a large vein in the neck)
When the political candidate began to have problems the other candidates decided to go for the jugular and attack.
have (someone's) blood on one's hands
- to be responsible for someone's death
The driver of the car had the passengers' blood on his hands after two people were killed in an accident.
in cold blood
- without feeling
The man was murdered in cold blood by a group of criminals.
in one's blood
- to be built into one's personality or character
My cousin has music in her blood and is very good at it.
like getting blood out of a stone
- very difficult to get something from someone or something
It is like getting blood out of a stone to ask my friend for anything.
make (someone's) blood boil
- to make someone very angry
It makes my blood boil to think about what happened to my coworker.
make (someone's) blood run cold
- to shock or horrify someone
It made my blood run cold when I saw the little boy run into the road.
- new members brought into a group, new workers in a company
We have lots of new blood in our club.
out for blood
- to be very determined to defeat or punish someone, to be very angry at someone
My boss was out for blood when he discovered that someone had deleted some files on his computer.
- to sense an opponent's weakness or vulnerability
The reporters could smell blood when they began to investigate the politicians and the scandal.
- to be very anxious and tense about something
I began to sweat blood when I heard that some of our staff may be transferred to another city.
- to be able to harm an opponent and therefore want to try to do even more harm
I could taste blood when I discovered the weak points of my opponent.
too rich for (someone's) blood
- to be too expensive for someone's budget
The holiday in the expensive resort was too rich for our blood so we did not go.
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