jump out of one's skin

idiom

Definition of jump out of one's skin

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 28 Jun. 2022.

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