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I could murder

  • 1 poner el grito en el cielo

    figurado to hit the ceiling, hit the roof
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    to hit the ceiling
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    (v.) = be (all) up in arms, kick up + a stink, kick up + a fuss, blow + Posesivo + top, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row, blow + Posesivo + lid, blow + Posesivo + stack, scream + blue murder, froth at + the mouth, shout + blue murder
    Ex. And everyone who reads, writes, sings, does research, or teaches should be up in arms but the real question is why so few people are complaining.
    Ex. Encouraging an interest in maths among grown-ups is fine and dandy, but kicking up a stink about the lack of maths teachers is far more important.
    Ex. If the cafe say it's butter and it's marge they could be in trouble if anyone cared to kick up a fuss.
    Ex. Yoga is better for people who are always blowing their top and who are therefore prone to high blood pressure.
    Ex. Some people have a neurotic, exaggerated sense of self-importance and will nitpick and make a row over just everything in every shop or restaurant.
    Ex. At most summer camps, children shriek, laugh and generally make a ruckus.
    Ex. The environmentalists have now kicked up a row over the cutting of trees along the Palace Road charging that the work was illegal.
    Ex. Of course her initial reaction was to blow her lid, but she didn't -- instead she took the high road and simply just left.
    Ex. She really blew her stack as she stomped out of the sales manager's office talking to herself.
    Ex. She hates water for some reason, and whenever we go to put her togs on, she screams blue murder, and it is a 15 minute struggle to get her togs on.
    Ex. This luxurious hotel was not a likely setting for union leaders to froth at the mouth over government cutbacks.
    Ex. There are more religously motivated killings in America than what you have in Nigeria and yet nobody is shouting blue murder.
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    (v.) = be (all) up in arms, kick up + a stink, kick up + a fuss, blow + Posesivo + top, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row, blow + Posesivo + lid, blow + Posesivo + stack, scream + blue murder, froth at + the mouth, shout + blue murder

    Ex: And everyone who reads, writes, sings, does research, or teaches should be up in arms but the real question is why so few people are complaining.

    Ex: Encouraging an interest in maths among grown-ups is fine and dandy, but kicking up a stink about the lack of maths teachers is far more important.
    Ex: If the cafe say it's butter and it's marge they could be in trouble if anyone cared to kick up a fuss.
    Ex: Yoga is better for people who are always blowing their top and who are therefore prone to high blood pressure.
    Ex: Some people have a neurotic, exaggerated sense of self-importance and will nitpick and make a row over just everything in every shop or restaurant.
    Ex: At most summer camps, children shriek, laugh and generally make a ruckus.
    Ex: The environmentalists have now kicked up a row over the cutting of trees along the Palace Road charging that the work was illegal.
    Ex: Of course her initial reaction was to blow her lid, but she didn't -- instead she took the high road and simply just left.
    Ex: She really blew her stack as she stomped out of the sales manager's office talking to herself.
    Ex: She hates water for some reason, and whenever we go to put her togs on, she screams blue murder, and it is a 15 minute struggle to get her togs on.
    Ex: This luxurious hotel was not a likely setting for union leaders to froth at the mouth over government cutbacks.
    Ex: There are more religously motivated killings in America than what you have in Nigeria and yet nobody is shouting blue murder.

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