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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15pm Like so many of King's tales, it's set in Maine, centres on a troubled novelist, and is designed to scare the living daylights out of you.