scare the crap out of (someone)

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scare the crap out of (someone)

vulgar To shock or frighten someone very suddenly and/or severely. (Hyperbolically alludes to frightening someone so badly as to cause him or her to lose bowel control.) Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared the crap out of me! That car accident seems to have scared the crap out of Janet—she's still shaken by it.
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I don't like water, I don't like being in it, never mind the pool, open water scares the crap out of me.
He said: 'When Daniel went to Japan thereaid: 'When Daniel went to Japan there were 3000 screaming girls all waiting for him000 screaming girls all waiting for him at the airport, and they were making that airport, and they were making that high-pitched noise African women make atitched noise African women make at funerals, it scares the crap out of me.
People hear 'Horse Court' and 'arbitration,' and it scares the crap out of them,'' Heicklen said.
Jessica added: "The worst word we have heard in rehearsal is freestyle - it scares the crap out of us as you have to do your own dance moves.
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