cry blue murder

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Verb[edit]

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.