scared stiff

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scared stiff (not comparable)

  1. Describes the fear-induced state (literal or figurative) where an person seems incapable of movement.
    He was scared stiff, like a deer in the headlights, by the vampire walking toward him. The vampire had to say "Boo!" to make him get out of the way.

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Last modified on 23 February 2014, at 11:06