strike terror into (one's) heart(redirected from strike terror into his heart)
strike terror into (one's) heart
To frighten, terrify, or horrify someone. Can also be phrased "strike terror 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 terror into the hearts of civilians and enemy soldiers alike. The recent epidemic has struck terror into people's hearts around the world.
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- strike fear into (one's) heart
- strike fear, terror, etc. into somebody/somebody's heart
- strike terror into (one)
- strike fear 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