scare (one) to death

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scare (one) to death

To shock or frighten one very suddenly and/or severely. Hyperbolically alludes to frightening someone so badly as to cause them to die. Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared me to death! Waking up to the sound of the howler monkeys nearly scared us to death. We had no idea what it was coming from.
See also: death, scare
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But neighbour Carol Beard, 40 - who helped find her on Tuesday night - insisted: "Whoever did this has scared her to death.
Frazer was such a convincing bad guy that his wife Liz Hobbs made him stop rehearsing his lines at home, saying he scared her to death.