strike fear into (one's) heart(redirected from strike fear into our hearts)
strike fear into (one's) heart
To frighten, terrify, or horrify someone. Can also be phrased "strike fear into the heart of (someone)." While rather impractical and ineffective in combat, the use of flamethrowers in World War II was very effective at striking fear into the hearts of civilians and enemy soldiers alike. The recent epidemic has struck fear into people's hearts around the world.
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- strike terror into (one's) heart
- strike fear into (one)
- strike fear, terror, etc. into somebody/somebody's heart
- strike terror into (one)
- you could have knocked me over with a feather
- knock (someone) over with a feather
- knock over with a feather
- knock down with a feather
- knock (someone) down with a feather
- make (one's)/the hair stand up on the back of (one's) neck