scare\ out\ of\ one's\ wits

scare\ out\ of\ one's\ wits
• scare out of one's wits
• scare stiff
• scare the daylights out of
v. phr. informal
To frighten very much.

The owl's hooting scared him out of his wits.

The child was scared stiff in the dentist's chair.

Pete's ghost story scared the daylights out of the smaller boys.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • scare out of one's wits — or[scare stiff] or[scare the daylights out of] {v. phr.}, {informal} To frighten very much. * /The owl s hooting scared him out of his wits./ * /The child was scared stiff in the dentist s chair./ * /Pete s ghost story scared the daylights out of …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scare out of one's wits — or[scare stiff] or[scare the daylights out of] {v. phr.}, {informal} To frighten very much. * /The owl s hooting scared him out of his wits./ * /The child was scared stiff in the dentist s chair./ * /Pete s ghost story scared the daylights out of …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scare out of one's wits —    If something scares you out of your wits, it makes you very frightened or worried.     The feeling that a house is haunted can scare people out of their wits …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • scare out of one's wits — verb To frighten someone to such an extent that they behave irrationally He scared me out of my wits, sneaking up behind me in the dark, like that …   Wiktionary

  • scare out of one's wits — frighten very much Her little girl was scared out of her wits after she saw the horror movie …   Idioms and examples

  • out of one's wits — See: SCARE OUT OF ONE S WITS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • out\ of\ one's\ wits — See: scare out of one s wits …   Словарь американских идиом

  • scare\ the\ daylights\ out\ of — • scare out of one s wits • scare stiff • scare the daylights out of v. phr. informal To frighten very much. The owl s hooting scared him out of his wits. The child was scared stiff in the dentist s chair. Pete s ghost story scared the daylights… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • scare\ stiff — • scare out of one s wits • scare stiff • scare the daylights out of v. phr. informal To frighten very much. The owl s hooting scared him out of his wits. The child was scared stiff in the dentist s chair. Pete s ghost story scared the daylights… …   Словарь американских идиом

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