scare the devil out of (one)

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scare the devil out of (one)

To shock or frighten one very suddenly or severely. Don't sneak up on me like that—you scared the devil out of me! The sound of the fire alarm scared the devil out of us this morning.
See also: devil, of, out, scare
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