frighten the daylights out of

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frighten/scare the (living) daylights out of somebody

to frighten someone very much Don't come up behind me like that. You scared the living daylights out of me!
See also: daylight, frighten, of, out
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ANGEL: When I was just a timid pre-teen, Scooby-Doo had the ability to scare the daylights out of me.
Hopefully, it's going to scare the daylights out of the Democrats to get out and vote,'' she said.
which annually presents awards to organizations or individuals that use theories with little scientific fact to scare the daylights out of countless Americans and rip off billions of dollars from them.
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