scare (someone) silly

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scare (someone) silly

To shock or frighten someone very suddenly and/or severely. (Hyperbolically alludes to frightening someone so severely as to cause them to lose their mind.) Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared me silly! That car accident seems to have scared Janet silly—she's still shaken by it.
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Sure, if you live in Florida, a first assault on Colorado's mountains will scare you silly, but if you've done the training, you'll do fine.
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The chief avowed goal of five new series debuting this season is to scare you silly, and several others are itching to find just the right moments to disturb you, as well.
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From haunted rambles to horrible hay rides, and frightening fields to tales of witches, you can take your pick of activities guaranteed to scare you silly.