scare the crap out of

idiom

informal + impolite
: to scare (someone) very badly
That movie scared the crap out of me.

Examples of scare the crap out of in a Sentence

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“Scare the crap out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scare%20the%20crap%20out%20of. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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