scare the bejabers out of (one)

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scare the bejabers out of (one)

To shock or frighten one very suddenly or severely. ("Bejabers," a variant of "bejesus," is a mild euphemistic oath used here as an intensifying noun.) Primarily heard in Ireland. Don't sneak up on me like that—you scared the bejabers out of me! The sound of the fire alarm scared the bejabers out of us this morning.
See also: of, out, scare
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They will seek to scare the bejabers out of us all by painting a horrendous scenario for our national future if we no longer take our orders from Brussels" - Author Frederick Forsyth a committed Brexit supporter.
On the eve of Waterloo, Wellington's said to have surveyed his troops and said: "I don't know what the French make of them, but they scare the bejabers out of me."
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