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Song, Jeung Hyeon
I want to know about an English expression. I found the expression "scared shitless" in English conversation book. How often do native speakers use this expression in their daily lives and is that a common usage? If so, in what situation can you use this expression?
Sep 18, 2018 12:28 AM
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Very common phrase. You know swear words can have odd phrases with them. Literally the phrase means "I was scared so much I shit myself" but it's now just used a way to exaggerate when you were really scared/shocked. "I was scared shitless when my mom said she saw my report card".
September 18, 2018
I love this question. It is a very common phrase in the United States, at least. However it is not used daily; it would be used much less frequently than that. It isn't until something REALLY surprising happens that you would use this phrase. Example: Person A: "Did you see that horror movie yet that just came out in the theatre?" Person B: "Hell yeah, it had me scared shitless! I couldn't fall asleep until 4 a.m. the next morning!"
September 18, 2018
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September 18, 2018
Song, Jeung Hyeon
Language Skills
English, Korean
Learning Language
English