be like a deer caught in the headlights

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be like a deer caught in the headlights

To be visibly startled and frozen in fear. I was like a deer caught in the headlights when my mom asked about that hideous sweater she gave me. When the security alarm started blaring, the burglar was like a deer caught in the headlights.
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be like a deer/rabbit caught in the headlights

to be so frightened or surprised that you cannot move or think Each time they asked him a question he was like a deer caught in the headlights.
See also: caught, deer, headlight, like
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