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’
    • ‘Suddenly, the bell rang, scaring the bejesus out of me.’
    • ‘I think Aunt Millie scared the bejesus out of them too.’
    • ‘I slept in a dark alley once… it scared the bejesus out of me.’
    • ‘You play it at home with the lights off, and it scares the bejesus out of you.’
    • ‘One incident scared the living bejesus out of us when one engine began to quit.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We will stop scaring the bejeezus out of everyone.’
    • ‘All those insects crawling all over me would scare the bejesus out of me.’
    • ‘And then the car came out of nowhere and scared the bejesus out of me and I fell.’
    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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