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scared shitless

rude slang Completely terrified. I was scared shitless when I woke up to the sounds of an intruder in my house.
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scared shitless

INFORMAL, VERY RUDE
If someone is scared shitless, they are extremely scared. When I first met him, I was scared shitless.
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scared shitless

mod. very frightened. (Potentially offensive. Use caution with shit.) He wasn’t just frightened. He was scared shitless!
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What with all those Cotton Mathers and Jonathan Edwardses rushing around ranting about any kind of sex being a sin, I think gay men were probably scared shitless by what they might have been feeling and thinking.
It turns out I feel angry, sad, scared shitless, oddly hopeful, oddly gleeful (I do find the irony of certain aspects of it hysterically funny at times), chaotic, focused--and the list goes on.
I was scared shitless but there was no point in trying to get away.
The irony," one political consultant noted, "is that because Democrats are scared shitless about getting on the wrong side of the AFL or the enviros, they are falling over themselves to back [Apollo].
That's why they call him El Viejo and everyone is scared shitless of him.
These mostly young and inexperienced troops, almost all of who lack the professional training required of urban police officers, were, put simply, scared shitless.
At the second meeting, Maguire tells Will that for all his smugness and book learning, he is just a "cocky, scared shitless kid" who has "never dared to love anyone more than yourself .