scare the bejesus out of (someone)

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scare the bejesus out of (someone)

To shock or frighten someone very suddenly and/or severely. ("Bejesus," a mild euphemistic oath, is here used as an intensifying noun.) Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared the bejesus out of me! That car accident seems to have scared the bejesus out of Janet—she's still shaken by it.
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From then on, hand held cameras, screaming teenagers and psycho stalkers intent on coming back from the dead over and over again, would scare the bejesus out of us in Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and tonnes of others.
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