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    Cool Idioms

    I am trying to compile a list of idioms that you might find in a horror story. Please help!!!!

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    Do you mean like "Her blood ran cold." and stuff like that?

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    Smile idioms

    Yes, that is a good one. Please keep adding.

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    send shivers down your spine
    curdle someone's blood
    jump out of one`s skin
    blood runs cold
    break into a cold sweat
    heart jumped
    heart skipped a beat

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    Thanks everyone!

    I have also come up with
    dead ringer
    graveyard shift
    and over my dead body

    Please keep adding because it is for a haunted history unit that I am working on for gifted students. We have an activity on writing a ghost story and they have to use idioms. They will have a mini-lesson on idioms before I turn them loose to use their creativity.

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    death trap
    to be skin and bones
    be at death’s door
    dressed to kill
    a skeleton in your closet
    stab someone in the back
    bleeding heart
    give up the ghost
    a ghost of a chance
    green eyed monster
    hang on like grim death
    kiss of death
    make your blood boil

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    mmmm DS you are too good at these horror idioms you are sending shivers down my spine

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    Just killing time! HA!

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    Default idioms

    Thanks for all the help. What some great idioms!!!!!

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