jump out of one's skin

idiom

informal
used with almost, nearly, etc., to say that someone is suddenly surprised or frightened very much by something
I didn't hear her come in, so I nearly jumped out of my skin when she spoke to me.

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“Jump out of one's skin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20out%20of%20one%27s%20skin. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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