scared shitless

scared shitless
Adj. Very frightened. See 'shitless'.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • scared shitless — mod. very frightened. (Potentially offensive. Use caution with shit.) □ He wasn’t just frightened. He was scared shitless! □ He had to go to court and was scared shitless about it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • scared shitless — [B] very frightened, scared, petrified, scared spitless    When I woke up and saw a figure standing beside my bed, I was scared shitless …   English idioms

  • scared shitless — extremely frightened. I was scared shitless when I first moved out here, but things still worked out fine in the end …   New idioms dictionary

  • scared shitless — adjective very scared, terrified …   Wiktionary

  • be scared shitless — British, American & Australian, taboo, American, taboo to be very frightened. I was woken by the sound of someone moving around downstairs I was scared shitless! …   New idioms dictionary

  • be scared shitless — ► be scared shitless vulgar slang be extremely frightened. Main Entry: ↑shit …   English terms dictionary

  • scared — (adj.) pp. adjective from SCARE (Cf. scare) (v.). Scared stiff first recorded 1900; scared shitless is from 1936. Scaredy cat timid person first attested 1933, in Dorothy Parker …   Etymology dictionary

  • be scared shitless — vulgar slang be extremely frightened. → shitless …   English new terms dictionary

  • shitless — [[t]ʃɪ̱tləs[/t]] ADV: adj ADV (emphasis) If someone says that they are scared shitless or bored shitless, they are emphasizing that they are extremely scared or bored. [INFORMAL, RUDE] …   English dictionary

  • shitless — Adj. Very frightened. Usually preceded by the word bored or scared. See scared shitless and bore shitless …   English slang and colloquialisms

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