scare the bejeebers out of (someone)

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scare the bejeebers out of (someone)

To shock or frighten someone very suddenly and/or severely. ("Bejeebers," a variant of "bejesus," is a mild euphemistic oath used here as an intensifying noun.) Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared the bejeebers out of me! That car accident seems to have scared the bejeebers out of Janet—she's still shaken by it.
See also: bejeebers, of, out, scare
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I hate them because they're always messing up my early-season deer hunts and scaring the bejeebers out of me.
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