scare the (living) daylights out of (someone)

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scare the (living) daylights out of (someone)

To shock or frighten someone very suddenly and/or severely. Don't sneak up on me like that; you scared the living daylights out of me!
See also: daylight, of, out, scare
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Or his penchant for spending 20 minutes hiding in the cupboard under the stairs waiting for me to walk past so he can jump out and scare the living daylights out of me.
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