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scared spitless

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scared spitless

adjective phrase

Very frightened; terrified; scared shitless: They were scared spitless at the prospect of appearing in a play

[1930s+; two plausible euphemisms for scared shitless]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • That was the sound of people who were scared spitless, running into each other as they tried like hell to get away.

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