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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People hear 'Horse Court' and 'arbitration,' and it scares the crap out of them,'' Heicklen said.