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
- ‘We will stop scaring the bejeezus out of everyone.’
- ‘I think Aunt Millie scared the bejesus out of them too.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Suddenly, the bell rang, scaring the bejesus out of me.’
- ‘All those insects crawling all over me would scare the bejesus out of me.’
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘I slept in a dark alley once… it scared the bejesus out of me.’
- ‘And then the car came out of nowhere and scared the bejesus out of me and I fell.’
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