What does black and blue mean?


Idiom Meaning:

covered in bruises


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Jessica Jones “AKA It’s Called Whiskey” (2015)

Jessica Jones: You turned my room into a gym?

Trish Walker: I needed a place to train.

Jessica Jones: By training, you mean getting beaten black and blue.

Trish Walker: No one touches me unless I want them to. I let you fight my battles for too long. When you left…

Jessica Jones: You became a ninja?

Trish Walker: Krav Maga. More brutal.


Kalifornia (2008)

Time of Scene: ~00:49:50

Adele Corners: My God, Carrie. If Early ever saw me in a picture like that I’d be black and blue for a week.

Carrie Laughlin: You shouldn’t let him do that to you.

Adele Corners: You think Early’s mean to me? Well he’s not. He may punish me once in a while, but he’s not mean.


South Park “Stunning and Brave” (2015)

PC Fraternity: Woo Woo! We’ll fight until you’re PC black and blue.

Randy Marsh: Woo Woo!

PC Fraternity: We are language police. Fighting bigotry. Hurtful words can suck our turds cause it’s PC for me!

PC Fraternity Guy: And you!

PC Fraternity: Woo Woo! Yeah! Fuck yeah! PC, bro!

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