One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Frighten (someone) very much.‘I look at what she does and it scares the bejesus out of me’
scare, startle, alarm, terrify, petrify, shock, chill, appal, agitate, panic, throw into panic, fluster, ruffle, shake, disturb, disconcert, unnerve, unman, intimidate, terrorize, cow, daunt, dismayView synonyms
- ‘I slept in a dark alley once… it scared the bejesus out of me.’
- ‘Probably would have scared the bejeezus out of me, too, if I didn't know it was coming.’
- ‘‘This whole thing scared the bejesus out of them,’ Sutfin said.’
- ‘You play it at home with the lights off, and it scares the bejesus out of you.’
- ‘And then the car came out of nowhere and scared the bejesus out of me and I fell.’
- ‘One incident scared the living bejesus out of us when one engine began to quit.’
- ‘All those insects crawling all over me would scare the bejesus out of me.’
- ‘Suddenly, the bell rang, scaring the bejesus out of me.’
- ‘I think Aunt Millie scared the bejesus out of them too.’
- ‘We will stop scaring the bejeezus out of everyone.’
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