scared stiff

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Definition of scared stiff

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

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“Scared stiff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scared%20stiff. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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