scare the bejesus out of (someone)

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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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Shot at his own house in his spare time, his modest vision has bloomed into a 21st-century Blair Witch Project, scaring the bejeezus out of audiences with its deceptively simple narrative and grainy camerawork, captured by characters as they hunt for an evil spirit in their home.
Paranormal Activity is a phenomenon, scaring the bejeezus out of audiences with its deceptively simple narrative and grainy camerawork, captured by characters as they hunt for an evil spirit in their home.
The film is a phenomenon, scaring the bejeezus out of audiences with its deceptively simple narrative and grainy camerawork, captured by characters as they hunt for an evil spirit in their home.
New York has provided more than a few headaches for the three-time Super Bowl champs this season, first scaring the bejeezus out of the Pats with a furious second-half comeback in a game New England won, 24-17, then coming to Foxboro to leave Belichick's boys stuck in the mud in a 17-14 Jets victory.
After scaring the bejeezus out of us with Cabin Fever, Eli Roth returns with a movie inspired by tales of human trafficking, sex tourism and torture focusing on three party-loving backpackers.
Two wings who rely on speed and guile rather than brute force, with the Osprey flier currently scaring the bejeezus out of defences with frightening regularity.
THERE'S nothing like scaring the bejeezus out of the public to guarantee you front page headlines.
Scaring the bejeezus out of us ordinary investors, as we watch them giggle and snort, giving each other wedgies on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, making flatulent noises with their hands cupped under their armpits, while we keep wondering if the difference between a correction and a crash is like bungee jumping with and without the bungee.
Shot at his own house in his spare time, his modest vision has bloomed into a 21stcentury Blair Witch Project, scaring the bejeezus out of audiences with its deceptively simple narrative and grainy camerawork, captured by characters as they hunt for an evil spirit in their home.
Shot at his own house in his spare time, his modest vision has bloomed into a 21st Century Blair Witch Project, scaring the bejeezus out of audiences with its deceptively simple narrative and grainy camerawork.
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