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scare the hell out of (one)

To shock or frighten one very suddenly and severely. Don't sneak up on me like that—you scared the hell out of me! The sound of the fire alarm scared the hell out of us this morning.
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scare, annoy, etc. the ˈhell out of somebody

(informal) scare, annoy, etc. somebody very much: The sight of a man with a gun scared the hell out of her.Louise suddenly surprised the hell out of us by announcing that she was pregnant!
See also: hell, of, out, somebody
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People can lodge an official complaint if the calls disturbed or annoyed them," Brigadier Al Rumaithi said.
And when I answer (sometimes annoyed, sometimes sweetly), he says, "I love you!"
Be careful they're not getting annoyed because you're actually annoying!
Mr Beaumont, from Leeds, told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme: "I was getting annoyed with the PPI calls when I'm trying to watch Coronation Street for instance, so I'd rather have an 0871 so I can make 10p a minute."
White van men made 18 per cent of motorists angry while 13 per cent were most annoyed by cyclists, six per cent by motorcyclists, four per cent by bus drivers and only one per cent by pedestrians.
White van man made 18 per cent of motorists angry while 13 per cent were most annoyed by cyclists, six per cent by motorcyclists, four per cent by bus drivers and only one per cent by pedestrians.
I know you're thinking "Get over yourself for goodness sake!" and in the grand scheme of things this is about as significant as a gnat's birthday - but we do allow ourselves to get annoyed by the simplest of things, don't we?
I am the auntie of councillor Donovan's grandson, who on reading this letter was really annoyed at this person writing about his grandfather, as can only be expected as the family had just buried him.
I am constantly annoyed with my fianc for no good reason and I'm wondering if I should marry him at all.
He also elaborated that speaker Sindh Assembly later asked him to go and bring back the annoyed members of MQM as in the house some time some members get annoyed, but it becomes the responsibility of other members to reconcile with the annoyed members of the house, as MQM and PPPP were coalition partners in the provincial government.
I've been annoyed lately by things that never really bothered me before, like the music my parents play in the car or the way my brother still calls me by my babyish nickname, is this normal?
Among those annoyed by the new prohibitions was local gadfly Chetly Zarko, who noted that they seemed to fly in the face of a 1971 decision in which the U.S.
Carried out by the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, at Germany's University of Dortmund, initial results showed that 61% of metropolitan area residents are annoyed by traffic noise, with 32% confessing to being "very or extremely annoyed".
"At half-time the lads were coming in a bit annoyed, a few of the older lads were fuming.