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English idioms related to Feelings - Fear & Terror

Dive into English idioms regarding fear and terror, like "on tenterhooks" and "shake like a leaf".

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to frighten sb out of one's wits
[phrase]
to do something that makes someone really scared
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cold sweat
[noun]
a state in which one sweats because of being really scared or anxious
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to chill sb to the bone
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to make someone become extremely terrified
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chill run up one's spine
[sentence]
used when one does or says something that makes someone become extremely scared or excited
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to be the death of sb
[phrase]
to cause extreme worry, distress, or discomfort for others
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with bated breath
[phrase]
in a state of great anticipation, often holding one's breath
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to shake like a leaf
[phrase]
(of a person) to involuntarily shake one's body due to feeling nervous, afraid, or cold
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to scare the (living) crap out of sb
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to extremely frighten someone
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to scare sb witless
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to do or say something that makes someone become extremely frightened or worried
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to scare sb straight
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to frighten or shock someone in order to improve or correct their behavior
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to scare sb shitless
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to do something that makes someone extremely scared
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to jump out of one's skin
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to become extremely scared or surprised, causing a strong physical reaction
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to make one's hair stand on end
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to frighten or shock someone very suddenly or severely
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to shake in one's boots
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to shake involuntarily as a response to extreme fear
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to scare the (living) daylights out of sb
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to shock or frighten someone very suddenly or severely
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on tenterhooks
[phrase]
in a state of great anxiety, suspense, or excitement while waiting for something
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like a scalded cat
[phrase]
in a very restless and agitated state, often due to being shocked or frightened
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to scare the (living) shit out of sb
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to intensely frighten or shock someone
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rooted to the spot
[phrase]
unable to move or act due to being extremely shocked, surprised, or frightened
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to make one's blood run cold
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to cause a strong feeling of fear in someone
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to make one' skin crawl
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to experience a feeling of discomfort or disgust that causes a tingling feeling
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for dear life
[phrase]
with great effort to avoid injury or save one's life
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