scared to death


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scared to death

(spoken)
extremely frightened My dog is scared to death of thunder and firecrackers.
See also: death, scare
References in classic literature ?
I woke up along in the night and I was most scared to death.
Kina-Kina's word was law, and he was scared to death.
We've broken out of our pickets, again and again, four hundred and fifty of us, just because a new recruit got to telling tales of whip snakes at home in Australia till we were scared to death of the loose ends of our head-ropes.
You fools will have yourselves scared to death in a minute.
com, "My wife is scared to death, grandson scared to death every time they hear a noise.
He told the Today show in the US: "[I was] scared to death about coming back.
My daughter is scared to death in case the dog gets out and attacks someone or one of her dogs.
Sinjar Was Only the Beginning In one Kurdish village, the Sunni Muslims are not concerned by IS but the Yazidi and Christian residents are scared to death.
No, we must carry on regardless and not be browbeaten into being scared to death by unnecessary "security" measures.
I'm afraid and scared to death of going back to Syria," he said.
A CINEMA is giving away free insurance to help pay the funeral costs of anyone scared to death watching the latest horror smash.
Freedman had taunted that Cardiff "will be scared to death, following their recent failures to get over the final hurdle.
He said: "One of the rooms was occupied by two occupants who you must almost have scared to death by your not only banging on the bedroom door but pushing so hard the door and door frame gave way.
And now it has emerged that Karen Faye, the pop star's hairdresser for 25 years, told cops: "He was scared to death because AEG was funding everything.