scare (one) silly(redirected from scared him silly)
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scare (one) silly
To shock or frighten one very suddenly or severely. Hyperbolically alludes to frightening one so severely as to cause them to lose their mind. Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared me silly! That car accident seems to have scared Janet silly. She's still shaken by it.
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