scare the hell out of (one)

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scare the hell out of (one)

To shock or frighten one very suddenly and/or severely. Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared the hell out of me! That car accident seems to have scared the hell out of Janet—she's still shaken by it.
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scare, annoy, etc. the ˈhell out of somebody

(informal) scare, annoy, etc. somebody very much: The sight of a man with a gun scared the hell out of her.Louise suddenly surprised the hell out of us by announcing that she was pregnant!
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scare the hell out of someone

tv. to frighten someone badly. (Use caution with hell.) The door blew shut and scared the hell out of me.
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his concerns about advancements in artificial intelligence ("It scares the hell out of me") and the need to put a price on carbon emissions in order to develop a sustainable energy system.
As to why Theron should be the next Bond, Hemsworth said, 'Because she scares the hell out of me.
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IT'S honest of Shire leader Jim Gifford to admit that the one thing that scares the hell out of councillors is sites for travellers.
Hemsworth added that even though, such websites are a good way to stay connected with your fans and give them inside looks on films that you are doing, it is very new to him and it scares the hell out of him.
This inequity and disparity scares the hell out of me; if the Florida Department of Professional Regulation is good enough to police the vast majority of the professionals within our state, I'd accept their fair-mindedness over the Bar any day of the week.
The thought of it scares the hell out of me but sometimes you have to do stuff like that.
I guess I need to thank you for publishing this article, but it scares the hell out of me.
Added Mayor Koch of Governor Palin, "She scares the hell out of me.
What I mean is having one blow right there in your own two mitts not only scares the hell out of you, it will ruin your confidence in your ammunition and your know-how in general.
If that doesn't scare you, it scares the hell out of me, espec- ially as the day before Goody's eviction, the Government's Skills Envoy, Sir Digby Jones, appealed for help for the seven million adults who are illiterate and the 11 million who can't add two three-figure numbers.
THERE'S a swagger about that skinny little junkie Pete Doherty that scares the hell out of me.
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