be scared/bored witless
be bored witless
To be extremely bored. I could tell everyone in the audience was bored witless by the end of the lecture.
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.
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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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