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Re: "blue murder"

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 10, 2006

In Reply to: "Blue murder" posted by Sharon on March 10, 2006

: tthe What is origin of the phrase "blue murder"?

From the OED. "Blue 8. fig. Often made the colour of plagues and things hurtful. blue murder, used in intensive phrases: see MURDER n. 3."

Any chance you recently saw the film, "Blue Mureder at St. Trinian's"? This extremely popular film of 1956-57 was second in a series about the antic doings of the girls at a fictional girls' school. The first (of 5) was Belles of St. Trinian's . SS