frighten the shit out of (one)

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frighten the shit out of (one)

vulgar slang To shock or frighten one very suddenly and/or severely. Hyperbolically alludes to frightening one so badly as to cause them to lose bowel control. Don't sneak up on me like that, you frightened the shit out of me! That car accident seems to have frightened the shit out of Janet—she's still shaken by it.
See also: frighten, of, out, shit
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