scared stiff

Definition of scared stiff

informal

  1. :  very afraid —often + of She was scared stiff of flying.

Word by Word Definitions

scared
  1. :  thrown into or being in a state of fear, fright, or panic

stiffplay
  1. :  not easily bent :  rigid

    :  lacking in suppleness or flexibility

    :  drunk

  1. :  in a stiff manner :  stiffly

    :  to an extreme degree :  severely

    :  close enough to the hole for an easy putt in golf

  1. :  corpse

    :  vagrant, tramp

    :  a member of the working class

  1. :  to refuse to pay or tip

    :  cheat

    :  stick


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