One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Demand punishment or retribution.‘the press is baying for blood’
- ‘Their reputations have been dragged through the mud in the past - usually tethered to the back of a speeding cart with torch wielding villagers baying for their blood - but even warty-faced old hags can only take so much.’
- ‘I remember the first one, what he did, and it was almost the same except instead of having 14 people in the room he had a thousand people in the room who were effectively baying for blood.’
- ‘Pity ought to be our response to his manifold self-inflicted misfortunes; instead the mob is baying for his blood.’
- ‘But the opposition and the press, having at last caught up, were baying for blood.’
- ‘As Formula One fans bay for his blood after he axed the British Grand Prix, Bernie Ecclestone, the boss of F1 has a new problem on his doorstep.’
- ‘Milutinovic has shaken off many of the critics who bayed for his blood after sloppy performances and infighting just before the World Cup qualifiers.’
- ‘It is these ordinary people who are now baying for his blood.’
- ‘With quarter of an hour left I was baying for his blood.’
- ‘The cable stations, from CNN to Fox, are literally baying for blood and demanding the marines go into the city.’
- ‘It's more likely that I'll be chased around the hospital site by people baying for my blood.’
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