Runs in the Family

Also: Runs in the blood Meaning of Idiom ‘Runs in the Family’ A characteristic or trait that runs in the family is one that is shared by many members of a family, being passed on from one generation to the next. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002, 2Ammer, Christine. American … Read more

Make One’s Blood Curdle

Also: Blood-curdling (adjective) Meaning of Idiom ‘Make One’s Blood Curdle’ Something that makes your blood curdle is very frightening and fills you with fear. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage Often used interchangeably with make one’s blood … Read more

Make One’s Blood Run Cold

Also: Freeze one’s blood Turn one’s blood to ice Meaning Of Idiom ‘Make One’s Blood Run Cold’ When something makes your blood run cold it fills you with great fear or horror. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: … Read more

Blue Blood

Also: Blue Blooded Meaning of Idiom ‘Blue Blood’ The term blue blood refers to someone of aristocratic or noble birth. Generally used to mean someone who is a member of “high society.”  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of Use “Most American politicians are typical blue bloods, even the ones … Read more