Happy Halloween! Here are some spooky and scary idioms in English. How many of these do you know?
- Out for blood: Determined for revenge. To be set on revenge or payback.
The other team is out for blood after that defeat.
- Dead as a door nail: Very dead.
That poor animal is dead as a door nail.
- Dead serious: Very serious about something.
I’m dead serious about passing my finals.
- To have a skeleton in the closet: To have issues or secrets in your past.
Everyone has skeletons in their closet.
- To scare the bejesus out of (outta) someone: To scare someone very much. To make someone very suddenly scared.
She scared the bejuses out of me when she jumped out.
- Like a bat out of hell: Doing something quickly or very rapidly.
He ran out of there like a bat out of hell!
- To give someone the creeps: To make someone uncomfortable.
Clowns give me the creeps.
- Red blooded: (of a man) Vigorous or virile, especially in having strong heterosexual desires.
Most red blooded men find Angelina Jolie attractive.
- To stab someone in the back: To betray someone.
I can’t believe he stabbed me in the back after all we’ve been through.
- To be batsh*t crazy: To be very crazy or certifiably nuts.
I can’t believe she chased him. She’s batsh*t crazy!
Can you think of any others?