get the fright of (one's) life

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get the fright of (one's) life

To experience an extreme and sudden sensation of shock, surprise, or fear. I got the fright of my life when I noticed someone standing right behind me. Mary got the fright of her life as the car ahead of her swerved across traffic.
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He'll be expecting the same Tony Bellew who turned up on December 12 but on Saturday night he will get the fright of his life.