give (someone) the fright of (someone's) life

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give (someone) the fright of (someone's) life

To cause someone an extreme and sudden sensation of shock, surprise, or fear. I didn't see you standing there! You gave me the fright of my life! Seeing the car swerve right in front of her gave Mary the fright of her life.
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"This gave us the fright of our lives. It brought back everything that happened to Thomas.
"But London gave us the fright of our lives. When we went six points to three ahead with 15 minutes on the clock, London came right back at us, they took the game by the scruff of the neck.