be scared witless

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be scared witless

To be very severely frightened or worried. I was scared witless when I I heard footsteps on the staircase in the middle of the night. I'm scared witless that the tests are going to come back positive for leukemia.
See also: scare, witless

be scared/bored ˈwitless

(informal) be extremely frightened or bored: Despite his reputation as a tough guy, he admits that he was ‘scared witless’ when he first arrived in New York.
See also: bore, scare, witless
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'I'm scared of doctors' I said as I walked jelly-legged into his room, 'That's OK Dorinda', he joked, 'I'm scared of patients.' The upshot was that I have to have a camera down there for them to have a look what's going on and frankly, gentle readers, I am scared witless by the whole nine yards.
I'm gay and I am scared witless about someone finding out.
I am scared witless of heights and even a step ladder makes me go all dizzy.