One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be extremely frightened.
- ‘The workers were frightened out of their wits, they knew that this meant death to whoever had dared to disturb the tomb.’
- ‘A host of Hallowe'en events are taking place for those who like to be scared out of their wits.’
- ‘I was scared out of my wits when I couldn't find you!’
- ‘Horse and oxen were scared out of their wits by the new engines.’
- ‘Can't you see the poor bear is frightened out of his wits?’
- ‘He said: ‘Pensioners round here were frightened out of their wits.’’
- ‘She was scared out of her wits and shaking like a leaf.’
- ‘‘When we played at the Park the band before us were really good I was scared out of my wits and was dreading going on,’ added Craig.’
- ‘As all this happened, I went from being scared out of my wits to slowly accepting myself as transgendered.’
- ‘Eagle River didn't seem as warm and colorful as before, now that we were scared out of our wits.’
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