scare the bejesus out of (someone)

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scare the bejesus out of (someone)

To shock or frighten someone very suddenly and/or severely. ("Bejesus," a mild euphemistic oath, is here used as an intensifying noun.) Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared the bejesus out of me! That car accident seems to have scared the bejesus out of Janet—she's still shaken by it.
See also: bejesus, of, out, scare
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Not only scare the bejesus out of them but also make a statement that this legislation can be used against anyone who is breaking the law.
The Mayor Joe Fontana said When we want to inform the public, we don t want to scare the bejesus out of them that their city is falling apart, our roadways are not up to par.
It's hard to think of a better way to scare the bejesus out of them.
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