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. I'm scared to death that the tests are going to come back positive.
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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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