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be baying for blood

To be seeking punishment for a person or group. My co-workers have been baying for blood ever since they found out that I lied about my credentials on my resume.
See also: bay, blood

be baying for someone's blood

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be baying for blood

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If people are baying for someone's blood or baying for blood, they want someone to be punished or hurt. Eight thousand supporters were baying for the manager's blood after a 5-0 loss to Grimsby. The travel company had just buried itself with debts of more than £12m and thousands of disappointed holidaymakers were baying for blood. Note: This expression compares the people's demands to the sounds that dogs make on a hunt.
See also: bay, blood
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He takes a final look at his depleted forces, then across to the claret-andblue army, who are baying for blood.
BAYING FOR BLOOD Crowds packed against a metal fence in Medinaceli in Castile
Gimple, showrunner] really wanted it to feel like the audience, rather than just baying for blood, wanted justice for what had happened.
There were times when I wanted the referee to call a halt, but then I remembered watching those massacres against Palace, Chelsea, and embarrassing defeats too numerous to mention over the last four or five years, and I was baying for blood.
The crowd were baying for blood and it was starting to influence decisions.
At half-time I was thinking Lovren could struggle here, the crowd were baying for blood and it was starting to influence decisions.
So that will be the story: battling Boro digging in against an all-out Norwich assault in cauldron with normally gentile City supporters baying for blood and imaginary penalties and jeering at battered red shirts for going down injured but that was a sign of the frustration at failing to breech an impregnable massed rearguard.
A friendly hug in the Rovers leaves Fiz baying for blood when she gets the wrong end of the stick.
The choir, supplemented by youngsters from their academy, was splendid whether as a crowd baying for blood or singing Bach's wonderfully serene final chorus.
On March 11, New York cop Manny Encarnacion was held when bullets were found in his luggage -- a clear violation of India's firearm laws, Though he has been arrested, and is awaiting trial in India, America's newspapers are baying for blood.
There will be people baying for blood and the operation will start," he claimed.
New Delhi: CBI's embarrassing admission before the Supreme Court today that its draft status report on the coal scam was shared with the government put the ruling UPA in a political quagmire and the opposition baying for blood of both the prime minister and the law minister.
The Juve fans were baying for blood and were throwing things as we came out on the pitch.
I don't think the spectacle of Labour leader Ed Miliband and his front bench behaving like a pack of hyenas baying for blood was very dignified, but after the fate that befell David Miliband, the preferred choice of Labour MPs for leader, I am not surprised at this ruthless example of political opportunism.
baying for blood, I can see mistakes being made, Sunderland getting chances, and Tiote getting too wound-up too early.