In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tontoestúpidoto scare sb witless
- the thought of it scared him witless — pensar en ello le daba pavor
- I was scared witless — estaba asustadísimo
- It is used to hold thick doors open, crush particularly large spiders and scare witless those English students who have to read it.
- I suddenly realized how foolish I was acting, scared witless by a simple dream.
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