scare the crap out of (one)

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scare the crap out of (one)

rude slang To shock or frighten one very suddenly or severely. Hyperbolically alludes to frightening one so badly as to cause them to lose bowel control. Don't sneak up on me like that—you scared the crap out of me! The sound of the fire alarm scared the crap out of us this morning.
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It could've just been the set cracking, but it was definitely enough to scare the crap out of us," she said.
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"To tell you the truth, some of the dark-side possibilities of artificial intelligence and mixed reality scare the crap out of us," they wrote.
Johnson added that he hoped the nursing home legislation would "scare the crap out of" unsavory vote harvesters and the candidates who pay them.
Jackson swears a lot, snakes scare the crap out of me, and disruptors are the new inventors.
"Females scare the crap out of him but he's going to have to grow a pair because he has to deal with," Lambie said in an exclusive interview with (http://www.aww.com.au/news-features/in-the-mag/2014/12/jacqui-lambie-the-single-mum-dividing-a-nation) The Weekly .
I get the standard horrifying letter - legally required by the Bureau To Scare the Crap Out of You - informing me that I may have a malignancy.
(This time period is also useful for making unauthorized space walks so crew members can float around to that big window in front of the control room and scare the crap out of whoever's on duty.
At a minimum, it would scare the crap out of them--always healthy for politicians.
We could tan the hide and put it on and jump out of the bushes and scare the crap out of people," Lloyd said, making a growling sound and holding his arms out like a mounted bear.
If that statement doesn't scare the crap out of you, it should.
Anticipating the need for some literature in the stall, Seventh Generation offers facts about chlorine that will scare the crap out of you." This promotional roll of toilet paper is printed with more disturbing news than the daily paper, listing the many perils of dioxin, a byproduct of chlorine-bleaching common in household products.
He says even as quick as LinkedIn's first quarter financials could "scare the crap out of investors."
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