Been in fear of their life - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
be in fear of (one's) life (redirected from been in fear of their life)
be in fear of (one's) life
To fear that one may be in serious danger of being killed. Ever since I received that threatening phone call, I've been in fear of my life.
be/go in fear of your ˈlife be afraid all the time that you may be killed, attacked, etc: After she got involved with the drug dealers, she went in fear of her life.