frighten the (living) daylights out of (someone)

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frighten the (living) daylights out of (someone)

To shock or frighten someone very suddenly and/or severely. Don't sneak up on me like that; you frightened the living daylights out of me!
See also: daylight, frighten, of, out
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We have an unwelcome visitor at home and last week it almost frightened the living daylights out of me.
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