scare the crap out of (one)(redirected from scared the crap)
scare the crap out of (one)
vulgar To shock or frighten one very suddenly and/or severely. (Hyperbolically alludes to frightening someone so badly as to cause them to lose bowel control.) Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared the crap out of me! That car accident seems to have scared the crap out of Janet—she's still shaken by it.