scared to death

idiom

: very afraid
often + of
She was scared to death of flying.

Examples of scared to death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everybody’s scared to death of a virus that no one’s telling the truth about. Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2022 And everybody after that became scared to death of who Donald Trump was again. CBS News, 9 May 2021 Money talks, but the cowardice and the selfishness of the legislators who are so scared to death of being primaried and losing their job, losing their power, losing their salary. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2023 Those who think English pointers are the only hunting dog breeds worth feeding, and those who are scared to death of them. Kyle Wintersteen, Field & Stream, 30 Jan. 2023 Advertisers are scared to death of what Elon is doing right now, no question. Andy Meek, BGR, 15 Nov. 2022 Folks are scared to death in this city. Andrea May Sahouri, Detroit Free Press, 28 Sep. 2022 As understandable as a city’s reaction to such a situation might be, none of it was very helpful when my elderly neighbor’s indoor kitty, Socks, snuck out of the house and ended up scared to death 20 feet up in a tree in our front yard. Shirley MacFarland, cleveland, 14 Sep. 2022 Operators are stressed and fatigued and may be scared to death to speak out if something is going wrong. Najmedin Meshkati, The Conversation, 26 Aug. 2022

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“Scared to death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scared%20to%20death. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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