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English definition of “scare, frighten, etc. the (living) daylights out of sb”

scare, frighten, etc. the (living) daylights out of sb

informal
to frighten someone very much: Don't jump out on me like that! You scared the living daylights out of me!
(Definition of scare, frighten, etc. the (living) daylights out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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