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.
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But at least They knows to accept its silliness then get on with frightening the pants off us.
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