scare (one) out of a year's growth(redirected from scare something out of a year's growth)
scare (one) out of a year's growth
To give one a very serious shock or fright. Hyperbolically alludes to frightening one so severely as to shorten their lifespan. Don't sneak up on me like that! You scared me out of a year's growth! Thank goodness that car swerved out of the way in time. That really scared me out of a year's growth!
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