(as) white as a ghost

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(as) white as a ghost

Extremely and unnaturally pale, as due to fear or illness. His face went as white as a ghost when he saw the burglar in his house. Do you feel all right? Your face is white as a ghost!
See also: ghost, white

(as) ˌwhite as a ˈsheet/ˈghost

(informal) very pale in the face, because of illness, fear or shock: She went as white as a sheet when she heard the news.
See also: ghost, sheet, white