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be frightened out of (one's) wits
To be shocked or scared very suddenly and/or 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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