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scare the shit out of someone

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scare the shit out of someone

verb phrase

(Variations: living shit or bejesus or daylights may replace shit) To frighten very much; terrify: Their strategy was to maximize the threat of bloodshed, to scare the shit out of the KGB/ It scares the living shit out of them/ These complexities would scare the bejesus out of David Cronenberg (entry form 1930s+, others perhaps earlier)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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