bejesus /bɪˈdʒiːzəs / bejeezus


I. exclamation

‹informal› used to express surprise or for emphasis.
II. phrases

1. beat the bejesus out of

‹informal› hit (someone) very hard or for a long time.

they caught the two and started beating the bejesus out of them.
2. scare the bejesus out of

‹informal› frighten (someone) very much.

I look at what she does and it scares the bejesus out of me.

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