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be scared shitless

rude slang To be completely terrified. I was scared shitless when I woke up to the sounds of an intruder in my house.
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scared shitless

rude slang Completely terrified. I was scared shitless when I woke up to the sounds of an intruder in my house.
See also: scare, shitless

scared shitless

INFORMAL, VERY RUDE
If someone is scared shitless, they are extremely scared. When I first met him, I was scared shitless.
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be scared (or bored) shitless

be extremely frightened (or bored).
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scared shitless

mod. very frightened. (Potentially offensive. Use caution with shit.) He wasn’t just frightened. He was scared shitless!
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That's why they call him El Viejo and everyone is scared shitless of him.
These mostly young and inexperienced troops, almost all of who lack the professional training required of urban police officers, were, put simply, scared shitless.
At the second meeting, Maguire tells Will that for all his smugness and book learning, he is just a "cocky, scared shitless kid" who has "never dared to love anyone more than yourself .
I was scared shitless when I first came out, and not of the coaches.
Marcus's inability to know himself, and thus his inability to achieve any meaningful agency--he describes himself as "scared shitless .
These were difficult times; as human resource manager, David, pointed out, 'People [were] scared shitless because they didn't know what was out there for them.
It's party girl Emma who says, "I'm bored shitless with my life at the moment.
In the words of one resident, "blacks were scared shitless because they knew there were about 150 mad people carrying guns prowling around their neighborhoods" (Ibid.
They were scared shitless," says a former US official who was in close contact with the command.
I was scared shitless, but there was nothing I could do.
The paper would hit your doorstep, and you would get it with a cup of coffee in your hand, and you were scared shitless," he remembers.
And we did it and, um, she set it all up and she did [injected] me and I was scared shitless, I'm thinking it's going to kill, it's going to fuckin' kill, I'm thinking out of all the drugs to use, I'm using this [heroin] and I'm injecting, this is, it isn't happening, I'm not doing this, it's not on 'cause I came from suburbia, and you just don't do that.
leave your room-that the wide world scared you shitless, that
I've got an aging mother who's unilingual and scared shitless by all this.