Definition of scare the bejesus out of in English:

scare the bejesus out of

phrase

Irish
informal
  • Frighten (someone) very much.

    ‘I look at what she does and it scares the bejesus out of me’
    • ‘I slept in a dark alley once… it scared the bejesus out of me.’
    • ‘‘This whole thing scared the bejesus out of them,’ Sutfin said.’
    • ‘All those insects crawling all over me would scare the bejesus out of me.’
    • ‘Probably would have scared the bejeezus out of me, too, if I didn't know it was coming.’
    • ‘Suddenly, the bell rang, scaring the bejesus out of me.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I think Aunt Millie scared the bejesus out of them too.’
    • ‘You play it at home with the lights off, and it scares the bejesus out of you.’
    • ‘We will stop scaring the bejeezus out of everyone.’
    scare, startle, alarm, terrify, petrify, shock, chill, appal, agitate, panic, throw into panic, fluster, ruffle, shake, disturb, disconcert, unnerve, unman, intimidate, terrorize, cow, daunt, dismay
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