scared stiff

Definition of scared stiff

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

stiff play
  1. : not easily bent : rigid

  2. : lacking in suppleness or flexibility

  3. : impeded in movement

  1. : in a stiff manner : stiffly

  2. : to an extreme degree : severely

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

  1. : corpse

  2. : vagrant, tramp

  3. : a member of the working class

  1. : to refuse to pay or tip

  2. : cheat

  3. : stick


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