Scares the bejesus out of - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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scare the bejesus out of (someone)
To shock or frighten someone very suddenly and/or severely. ("Bejesus," a mild euphemistic oath, is here used as an intensifying noun.) Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared the bejesus out of me! That car accident seems to have scared the bejesus out of Janet—she's still shaken by it.
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Maybe the only thing that's going to save us from an early grave is a far tougher health campaign that scares the bejesus out of
When he carries the puck through the neutral zone he scares the bejesus out of
I have to say that you've got to realise how wonderfully brave these children are, because I've been doing this for 20 years and it still scares the bejesus out of
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I've only dipped my toe into war reporting, but even for that the BBC put you through a week-long training scheme that quite frankly scares the bejesus out of