frighten the life out of

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Definition of frighten the life out of

: to frighten (someone) very badly The story nearly frightened the life out of me.

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“Frighten the life out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frighten%20the%20life%20out%20of. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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