An exclamation traditionally attributed to the Irish, used to express surprise or for emphasis: they were forty minutes late, cocky as bejesus
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- He's off to the top of Cologne Cathedral, where the bejesus - and, hopefully, the fear - will be scared out of him.
- Like father, like son, they'll say, and bejesus, McCourt senior could put them away.
- Scared the bejesus out of the poor kitten - the cat stayed behind the dishwasher for almost 45 minutes.
beat the bejesus out of someone
- informal Hit someone very hard or for a long time.Example sentences
- ‘Whenever people see a mascot, they can't help beating the bejesus out of it,’ Rolling Stone relates.
- Sadly, while you'll succeed in beating the bejeezus out of Ash repeatedly, he will ultimately wipe you from existence.
- If you don't enjoy watching grown men beating the bejesus out of each other, forget it.
scare the bejesus out of someone
- informal Frighten someone very much.Example sentences
- We will stop scaring the bejeezus out of everyone.
- ‘This whole thing scared the bejesus out of them,’ Sutfin said.
- I think Aunt Millie scared the bejesus out of them too.
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