Значение идиомы scare out of one’s wits

[scare out of one’s wits] or [scare stiff] or [scare the daylightsout of] {v. phr.}, {informal} To frighten very much.

The owl’shooting scared him out of his wits.

The child was scared stiff inthe dentist’s chair.

Pete’s ghost story scared the daylights outof the smaller boys.