scare the bejeebers out of (one)

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scare the bejeebers out of (one)

To shock or frighten one very suddenly or severely. ("Bejeebers," a variant of "bejesus," is a mild euphemistic oath used here as an intensifying noun.) Don't sneak up on me like that—you scared the bejeebers out of me! The sound of the fire alarm scared the bejeebers out of us this morning.
See also: bejeebers, of, out, scare
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Come to think of it, "The Omen" wasn't the only movie from 1976 that scared the bejeebers out of me. "Carrie," "Burnt Offerings" and "Alice, Sweet Alice" also were released that year.
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