Happy Halloween! Learn Some Spooky Idioms!

Posted on Oct 31 2015 - 11:00am by PopESL

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?



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