black and blue
black and blue
Meaning | Definition
- hurt, either bodily, emotionally or psychologically
- the colour that comes about on the skin because of broken capillaries when a person has been beaten or suffers an injury
- change in skin by bruising
- The man beat his own mother black and blue! How could someone do such a horrible act? The mother is still praying for the best for him though.
- After reading the book of Lord Buddha's life story Steve felt black and blue throughout his soul.
- I have been beaten black and blue by the Boxing team players and still love the game.
- As kids we used to beat each other up black and blue.
- Kim is feeling black and blue after the divorce.
- He was beaten up black and blue but still does not understand how bad this company can become for him.
- He fell from his bike yesterday and looks all black and blue
- The only time I was black and blue was after my accident last year.
- The dog had been beaten black and blue by his owners and then left on the streets to die.
- Often elder lies in this family are beaten black and blue to drive them out. This is the third such case that I have heard of.
This is an example of a phrase that originates from the literal colours that one notices after sustaining an injury. It is mostly referred to for a beating rather than an accident but nevertheless refers to the colour of the skin changing because of an injury.
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