scare the pants off


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Related to scare the pants off: along the lines, take a back seat, without a hitch

scare the pants off (of) (one)

To terrify one. The sound of the fire alarm scared the pants off of me at three in the morning..
See also: off, pant, scare

scare the pants off (of) someone

to frighten someone very badly. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Wow! You nearly scared the pants off me! The explosion scared the pants off of everyone.
See also: off, pant, scare
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All they are trying to do is scare the pants off everybody about leaving, but it is crazy" - former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson attacks the stay-in-the-EU lobby.
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