scare the pants off (of) (one)(redirected from scare the pants off one)
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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.
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.
scare (or bore etc.) the pants off someonemake someone extremely scared, bored, etc. informal
scare, bore, etc. the ˈpants off somebody(informal) scare, bore, etc. somebody very much: He would creep up behind people and scare the pants off them. ♢ He was clearly boring the pants off his audience.
scare the pants off someone
tv. to frighten someone suddenly. The piano lid fell and scared the pants off my parents.