Meaning of “nearly/almost have a heart attack” in the English Dictionary

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"nearly/almost have a heart attack" in British English

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nearly/almost have a heart attack

informal

to be extremely surprised or shocked:

I almost had a heart attack when I found out how much the meal cost.

(Definition of “nearly/almost have a heart attack” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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