the fright of (one's) life

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the fright of (one's) life

An extreme and sudden sensation of shock, surprise, or fear. Usually used after the verbs "get" or "give." Seeing the car swerve right in front of her gave Mary the fright of her life. I got the fright of my life when I noticed someone standing right behind me.
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the ˌfright of your ˈlife

an experience that makes you feel great fear: I got the fright of my life when I saw the gun pointing at me.He gave me the fright of my life when I saw him hanging out of the window.
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Ronnie Simpson got the fright of his life when his oven exploded, sending shards of glass all over his kitchen.
PATRICK McELENEY got the fright of his life from Dundalk's 'monsters' when he signed for the club.
A TAXI driver was given "the fright of his life" when he was lured to a Teesside street to be robbed at knifepoint.
Gascoigne has earlier revealed how he gave former teammate at Italian club Lazio Roberto Di Matteo the fright of his life when he put a snake in the now Chelsea manager's pocket, The Sun reports.
A PUB landlord got the fright of his life when he found a two-foot snake in his cellar.
TySon Fury survived the fright of his life in the fight of life before stopping nicolai Firtha in round five of their savage heavyweight showdown in Belfast last night.
TERROR: Actor Neil Fitzmaurice gets the fright of his life at the opening night of Farmaggedon, where a collection of horrible sights are ready for visitors Pictures: GARETH JONES
Don't Mention The time he got the fright of his life in hospital.
Don't mention: The time he got the fright of his life in hospital.
Probably he decided he'd had enough excitement after getting the FRIGHT of his life.
A trapped owl gave a Tyneside man the fright of his life as he walked into his living room and a face-full of feathers.
DAD Chris Harman had the fright of his life when a thief stole his car - with his three-year-old daughter sitting in the back.
A MAN who found a semi-automatic shotgun in a country lane and put it into his car to take it off to the police got the fright of his life when it suddenly went off.
His 66-1 second place in the English Derby, when he gave Chart King the fright of his life, may not have been 'the night to end all nights' for the team, but I hope Limerick and the St Leger finals were a close-run second!
A WITNESS has told how he had the fright of his life when the windows of a blazing house blew out.