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Kill someone with a shot in the head:‘her third husband had blown his brains out’
- ‘If you want to feel the urge to blow someone's brains out, try Marlene, and you know I'd try to help you out with anything.’
- ‘It's nothing for me to blow someone's brains out, believe me.’
- ‘And of course it is the literal truth: after the sound of the shot with which she blows her brains out, Judge Brack ends the play with a puzzled ‘People don't do that sort of thing’.’
- ‘They go home, they sit in their room, they smoke cigarettes and they think about blowing their brains out.’
- ‘Perhaps another solution is to ensure that the journalists don't get any funny ideas - by blowing their brains out.’
- ‘I saw myself blowing Matthew 's brains out with a revolver.’
- ‘The film comes to St. Kilda where blowing someone's brains out looks rather more amusing than shocking.’
- ‘A popular, pleasant pilot told his crew periodically and over a long stretch of time that, one day, he would ‘blow his brains out.’’
- ‘Wanting to ‘blow someone's brains out’ sounds like the words of someone who has the temperament of a mobster.’
- ‘But if that's the case, I'll have to blow the Spaniard 's brains out.’
- ‘‘Eddie was taking out the trash one day, and a guy wanted to blow his brains out right there,’ he said.’
- ‘I just think that someone might consider blowing his brains out for ironic humor's sake.’
- ‘In recent weeks, we've had people queueing up to kill themselves at rock concerts or risk blowing their brains out on live television, while the High Court has been awash with petitioners arguing for the right to die by their own hand.’
- ‘But it's a fairly good critique of nihilism, though the whole ‘bullet bouncing of a back tooth’ thing to explain Jack not blowing his brains out was rather weak.’
- ‘The military are busy here as they are in all corners of the world upholding the conventions of war which allow them to blow someone's brains out with a sniper rifle at 100 yards but not with a pistol at one yard.’
- ‘He wasn't the first nor will he be the last male who blows his brains out to go in utero.’
- ‘She was in need of medical attention, and they were giving it to her, in spite of the fact that only moments earlier she had been hellbent on blowing their brains out with a machine gun.’
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