Meaning of “frighten/scare sb out of their wits” in the English Dictionary

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"frighten/scare sb out of their wits" in British English

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frighten/scare sb out of their wits

also frighten/scare the wits out of sb

to make someone very frightened:

Don't shout like that! You scared me out of my wits.

(Definition of “frighten/scare sb out of their wits” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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