English version

frighten/scare the life out of somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfrighten/scare the life out of somebodyfrighten/scare the life out of somebodyinformal to make someone feel very frightened Don’t do that! You scared the life out of me! life
Examples from the Corpus
frighten/scare the life out of somebodyWhen, however-many years later-the script finally did arrive, two things scared the life out of me.
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