Idiom: jump out of one’s skin
Idiom: (almost/nearly) leap / jump out of one’s skin
- to be suddenly very frightened or shocked
- When I was walking to my car, a huge rat ran out in front of me and I nearly jumped out of my skin.
- Don’t sneak up on me like that—I almost jumped out of my skin.
- I leaped out of my skin when I heard a loud crash behind me.
- My sister jumped out of her skin when she learned there was a mass shooting at her daughter's high school.
- As they read the 50 million dollar lottery numbers on the television I almost jumped out of my skin but the last two numbers on my ticket weren't the same.
- Our friend almost jumped out of her skin when she learned her son and his wife were having triplets.
- What happened? You nearly jumped out of your skin!
- We practically leaped out of our skin when we received a notice that our health insurance was canceled, but luckily it was a mistake.
- make someone jump
- clutch one's pearls
- look as though you've seen a ghost
- almost/nearly have a heart attack
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