give (someone) the fright of (someone's) life

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give (someone) the fright of (someone's) life

To cause someone an extreme and sudden sensation of shock, surprise, or fear. I didn't see you standing there! You gave me the fright of my life! Seeing the car swerve right in front of her gave Mary the fright of her life.
See also: fright, give, life, of
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Foyle's War fans better look away now because Michael Kitchen is about to give them the fright of their lives.
Sunderland walked all over us, so I want to go up there and give them the fright of their lives.
And that's why I would save him for the Greeks and let him give them the fright of their lives.