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Thursday, October 30, 2014

You look like you have just seen a ghost!

Idiom: You look like you have just seen a ghost!


Example:
Joe: Jane! Are you all right? You look like you have just seen a ghost!
Jane: I just got really shocking news from my doctor. We are having triplets. 
Joe: 3 babies?!
Jane: Now YOU look like you have just seen a ghost!

Meaning: You look like you have just seen a ghost is an expression used when someone has a shocked or scared look on their face. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To make one's blood run cold

Idiom: To make one's blood run cold


Example 1: 
Don't see the movie "The Exorcist!" It's so scaryIt made my blood run cold! 

Example 2:
There was a terrible car accident near my home. The sound of the crash made my blood run cold! It was so shocking and scary. 

Meaning:
something makes one's blood run cold means that something really scared/shocked/terrified someone.