Used to express surprise or for emphasis.
More example sentences
- 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
- Hit (someone) very hard or for a long time: they caught the two and started beating the bejesus out of themMore 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
- Frighten (someone) very much: I look at what she does and it scares the bejesus out of meMore 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.
Definition of bejesus in:
- The US English dictionary