be scared witless

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be scared witless

To be very severely frightened or worried. I was scared witless when I thought I heard footsteps on the staircase when no one else was home. We were scared witless when we woke up to the sound of the howler monkeys. We had no idea what it was coming from. I'm scared witless that the tests are going to come back positive.
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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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.