Blood

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bay for blood

Meaning: want somebody to be hurt or punished.

Example: She was out for revenge and was not afraid to bay for blood. Read more ➺


in one’s blood

Meaning: a natural or inherited characteristic.

Example: Singing is in Nina's blood. Read more ➺


blood, sweat, and tears

Meaning: putting a lot of effort to get a task done.

Example: He has put in nothing but blood, sweat, and tears into this company. Read more ➺


bad blood

Meaning: to have ill feelings towards someone

Example: The villagers say the arson attack may have been the result of bad blood between the two families. Read more ➺


tasted blood

Meaning: to experience something thrilling and exciting, and want to experience it again.

Example: Once a wolf has tasted blood, it has to be put down. Read more ➺


in cold blood

Meaning: in a cruel way and without pity or other emotion

Example: One young lady was shot dead in cold blood inside the premises of the shopping complex. Read more ➺


next of kin

Meaning: close relative

Example: We cannot release the names of the soldiers killed at the battle of Normandy until we've informed their next of kin. Read more ➺


young blood

Meaning: new members that provide various new schemes and ideas for the organization

Example: The Peace corps is in need of a young blood like Adam. Read more ➺


blood is thicker than water

Meaning: family relations and bonds are closer than other relationships

Example: When you get into trouble, usually your family will be the ones to bail you out, not your friends. After all, blood is thicker than water. Read more ➺


flesh and blood

Meaning: This phrase refers to direct family members, people that share a DNA, that is, flesh and blood.

Example: Of course I care about her well-being, my sister is my flesh and blood after all. Read more ➺


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