scare, bore, etc. the pants off somebody
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scare the pants off (of) (one)
To shock, frighten, or terrify one. The sound of the fire alarm scared the pants off of me this morning.
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scare, bore, etc. the ˈpants off somebody(informal) scare, bore, etc. somebody very much: He would creep up behind people and scare the pants off them. ♢ He was clearly boring the pants off his audience.
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