frighten the pants off (of) (one)

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frighten the pants off (of) (one)

To shock or frighten one very suddenly or severely. Don't sneak up on me like that—you frightened the pants off of me! The sound of the fire alarm at three in the morning frightened the pants off of me.
See also: frighten, off, pant
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Because in Cardiff City's history books, Hammam could find evidence of apathy that could frighten the pants off him and have him running all the way to Milton Keynes.
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