scare the shit out of (one)

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scare the shit out of (one)

vulgar slang To shock or frighten one very suddenly and/or severely. (Hyperbolically alludes to frightening someone so badly as to cause them to lose control of their bowels.) Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared the shit out of me! That car accident seems to have scared the shit out of Janet—she's still shaken by it.
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scare the ˈshit out of somebody

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scare somebody ˈshitless

(taboo, slang) frighten somebody very much: You scared the shit out of me, creeping around in the dark like that!
See also: of, out, scare, shit, somebody
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I have no intention of becoming a mother anytime soon and the thought of pregnancy scares the shit out of me.
You want something, then, when you get close, what you've wanted scares the shit out of you.
The anticipation scares the shit out of me," he says, squinting against the smoke of a cigarette.
The thought of losing a rider on my watch scares the shit out of me.
and it scares the shit out of her to the point where
When people are constipated, doctors tell them they are going to send them to see Rick Hillier--it literally scares the shit out of them.
That's a lousy excuse, but the truth is, meeting famous people scares the shit out of me.