Scare the pants off them - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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, 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.
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