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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #121730: Vocabulary: idioms: blood
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    Vocabulary: idioms: blood


    BLOOD is LIFE! ... It's what nurtures us, mammals, "warm-blooded animals".  Not only that!  BLOOD has a highly symbolic power since it is transmitted from generations (or dynasties) to generations. Blood is the main component of our genetic heritage, giving us part of our strengths and weaknesses...         

     


     

                             A nosebleed               

                            Blood shot eyes            

             To donate blood=> a blood donor   

                

                             Blood pressure              

                      A blood transfusion

          To get blood out of a stone  

                             

                     To draw blood         

                  To sweat blood and tears            

                       To run in the blood              


     To be near in blood                In cold blood 
     To stain one's hands with blood   To be flesh and blood   
     To be blood and thunder   A bloodcurler
     Blood rushed up to his head   To be after sb's blood 
     ... no blood in one's veins   To make sb's blood up   
     There's bad blood between them     A bloodless victory 
     The call of blood   My own flesh and blood   
     A bloodbath   A blood feud 


    Warm-blooded/ cold-blooded animals

                A bloodhorse/ bloodstock             

                   A bloodhound


                                                     

                                            A Bloody Mary                            Blood pudding/ sausage


    In familiar language, or in slang, "bloody" is an emphatic adjective used to intensify the meaning of a word: 

    - a bloody fool 

    - it's bloody hot!; a bloody so ... a bloody nuisance... 


    And a few proverbs ... 

    - Blood will have blood.

    - Blood is thicker than water.

    - Blood will tell/ Good blood cannot lie! 

    - His blood shall be on our heads.

                                           


    Now, don't be afraid of the test... I give you THE FORCE!  

     



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