out of one's wits

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informal
used for emphasis with verbs like scare and frightenI was scared out of my wits!

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“Out of one's wits.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20one%27s%20wits. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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