scare the crap out of (one)

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scare the crap out of (one)

vulgar To shock or frighten one very suddenly and/or severely. (Hyperbolically alludes to frightening someone so badly as to cause them 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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20] might have included one more fun tidbit: Here in Nevada, no major Republican apparently wants to run against Senator Reid, so his competition may well end up being one Richard Ziser, a way-right evangelical, most famous for putting an anti-gay marriage amendment into the Nevada Constitution by scaring the crap out of everyone with images of same-sex education classes.
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