be baying for blood(redirected from be baying for one's blood)
be baying for blood
To demand punishment or retribution for a person or group, especially in a ferocious or zealous manner. My co-workers have been baying for blood ever since they found out that I lied about my credentials on my résumé. Protesters are baying for blood after it was revealed that the governor had been aware of the cover-up from the start.
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be baying for someone's bloodor
be baying for bloodBRITISH
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.
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