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Daemon
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scare the (living) daylights out of (someone)

To shock or frighten someone very suddenly and/or severely. More...

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coag
Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 1:43:27 PM

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I heard "the living daylights" in the movie Ordinary People, but with "scare" substituted with another word. (1:50 into the video)

PSYCHIATRIST
What do you think?

CONRAD
(with anger)
I think you married your fat lady and you go home and you f**k the living daylights out of her.

PSYCHIATRIST
Sounds good to me.
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