/ ˈdeɪˌlaɪts /

plural noun

  1. consciousness or wits (esp in the phrases scare, knock, or beat the ( living ) daylights out of someone )

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Example Sentences

Then they beat the living daylights out of the Kiwis, 98-71.

The gown was worn by Diana on several occasions, including to the premiere of James Bond film The Living Daylights.

They do so by investing in productivity, by outsourcing, and by beating the leaving daylights out of labor.

One of the major—and frustrating—features of this recovery has been that capital is beating the living daylights out of labor.

He also admitted that he “polled the living daylights out of it.”

Ht would scare the daylights out of you and every time you moved the peg would hit the sides and the loud buzzer would go off.

Think of 'em, and then set your teeth and yank the 'tarnal daylights out of her.

But as I was saying, our baseball team has to give theirs a handicap, but their football team can beat the daylights out of ours.

He told me I looked like one of the devil's angels—and that I dressed to knock the daylights out of men.

I've dug and delved for you six year, and run my daylights out of me, and I won't do it no longer.


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