Halloween idioms

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Night owl
Meaning: Someone who enjoys going out at night or does not go to bed until it is late

Blind as a bat
Meaning: Not able to see well

Scaredy-cat
Meaning: Someone who is easily frightened

To send shivers down one’s spine
Meaning: To make someone feel very frightened or excited.

To dig one’s own grave
Meaning: To be responsible for one’s own downfall or ruin.

Scare the pants of someone
Meaning: To frighten someone very badly. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.)

Witch-hunt
Meaning: An attempt to find all the people in a particular group in order to punish them or treat them unfairly

Witching hour
Meaning: The term witching hour refers to the time of day and night (12:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. is commonly speculated) when creatures such as witches, demons, and ghosts are thought to appear and to be at their most powerful and black magic to be most effective.

Skeleton(s) in one’s closet / skeleton(s) in the cupboard
Meaning: An embarrassing secret about your past that you do not want anyone to know

Skeleton staff
Meaning: The fewest number of people needed in an office.

Ghost town
Meaning: A town permanently abandoned by its inhabitants

Come back to haunt someone
Meaning: The consequences of a bad decision to affect one negatively later.

In cold blood
Meaning: To act in cold blood is to do something without any emotion and deliberately.

Make one’s blood boil
Meaning: To cause a person to be very angry

Drop-dead gorgeous
Meaning: Extremely attractive

Play devil’s advocate
Meaning: To pretend to disagree with someone in order to start an argument or interesting discussion