cry blue murder

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology Scriptorium.

VerbEdit

cry blue murder ‎(third-person singular simple present cries blue murder, present participle crying blue murder, simple past and past participle cried blue murder)

  1. To make an unwarranted fuss.
    If told that they could not stay up late the children would cry blue murder.