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be scared witless
To be very severely frightened or worried. I was scared witless when 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.
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.
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"We have a Prime Minister and a Chancellor and other big political leaders in Britain who are scared witless
. "They thought they would win this ref-ferendum by a country mile.
Because they are scared witless
about being given the boot.
"There have been dozens of sightings over recent weeks and people are scared witless
," the Sun quoted a source at the hospital as saying.