be frightened out of (one's) wits(redirected from be frightened out of their wits)
be frightened out of (one's) wits
To be shocked or scared very suddenly and severely. Hyperbolically alludes to frightening one so severely as to cause them to lose their mind. I was frightened out of my wits when you snuck up on me like that!
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be frightened (or scared) out of your witsbe extremely frightened.
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