scared to death : Popular Idioms in English

scared to death

To be extremely frightened

Oh my gosh," Paula screamed at her husband when he appeared behind her. ""You scared me to death creeping up so quietly like that!"""

News & Articles

  • ‘Scared to death’
    Payson Mayor Kenny Evans says he’s “scared to death” about the town’s budget prospects, especially with a proposed state overhaul of the sales tax still unresolved.
    June 11, 2013 - Payson Roundup
  • Michael Jackson wrongful death trial: Injections raised alarm for AEG Live boss
    An email sent by AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips said the company was "scared to death" of drug injections given to Jackson. Phillips told jurors the email was a response to a $48,000 bill that Jackson's manager received for the treatments by Dr. Arnold Klein.
    June 11, 2013 - The Oregonian