scare (one) to death

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scare (one) to death

To shock or frighten one very suddenly and/or severely. Hyperbolically alludes to frightening someone so badly as to cause them to die. Don't sneak up on me like that, you scared me to death! Waking up to the sound of the howler monkeys nearly scared us to death. We had no idea what it was coming from.
See also: death, scare
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Coleen says I think you need to back off because you're probably scaring him to death!
BULLS boss Francis Cummins has admitted facing the in-form Giants is 'scaring him to death!' But the former Leeds Rhinos winger also believes tomorrow's Super League XVIII trip to the John Smith's Stadium is an exciting prospect.