bloody show


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 [sho]
appearance of blood forerunning labor or menstruation.
bloody show vaginal discharge of blood-tinged mucus; it usually means that the cervix has dilated somewhat and the onset of labor is imminent.

bloody show

Obstetrics A blood-tinged mucus cervical plug that filled the cervical canal during pregnancy which is a classic sign of impending labor; BS also refers to the beginning of menstruation
Vox populi—UK A public performance or spectacle which is not received with the hoped-for enthusiasm

bloody show

Obstetrics A blood-tinged mucus cervical plug that filled the cervical canal during pregnancy, which is a classic sign of impending labor; BS also refers to the beginning of menstruation
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Saturday morning, 4 days after my due date, I had bloody show.
He had been smuggling drugs and dealing in the city, encroaching on the rival's turf and was murdered in a bloody show of power.
She explained that models come under enormous pressure and told The Times: "The most vulnerable time is the bloody shows.