nearly gave someone a heart attack

idiom

: to scare someone very badly
He fell off the swing and nearly gave me a heart attack.

Dictionary Entries Near nearly gave someone a heart attack

nearly

nearly gave someone a heart attack

near miss

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“Nearly gave someone a heart attack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nearly%20gave%20someone%20a%20heart%20attack. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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