daylights

[[t]de͟ɪlaɪts[/t]]
1) PHRASE: V inflects If you knock the living daylights out of someone, or beat the living daylights out of them, you hit them very hard many times. [INFORMAL]

Go on lads, beat the living daylights out of them!

2) PHRASE: V inflects If someone or something scares the living daylights out of you, they make you feel extremely scared. [INFORMAL]

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  • daylights — UK [ˈdeɪˌlaɪts] US noun informal Phrases: beat the daylights out of someone ▪ beat the living daylights out of someone ▪ frighten the daylights out of someone ▪ frighten the living daylights out of someone ▪ knock the daylights out of someone ▪… …   Useful english dictionary

  • daylights — n. (colloq.) insides 1) to beat, wallop the daylights out of smb. wits 2) to scare the (living) daylights out of smb. * * * wallop the daylights out of smb. (colloq.) [ insides ] to beat [ wits ] to scare the (living) daylights out of smb …   Combinatory dictionary

  • daylights — /ˈdeɪlaɪts/ (say dayluyts) phrase Colloquial 1. beat (or belt) the (living) daylights out of someone, to give someone a sound beating. 2. scare (or fr …   Australian English dictionary

  • daylights — day|lights [ deı,laıts ] noun INFORMAL beat/knock the (living) daylights out of someone to hit someone very hard many times so that you injure them seriously scare/frighten the (living) daylights out of someone to make someone suddenly feel very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • daylights — UK [ˈdeɪˌlaɪts] / US noun informal beat/knock the (living) daylights out of someone to hit someone very hard many times so that you injure them seriously scare/frighten the (living) daylights out of someone to make someone suddenly feel very… …   English dictionary

  • daylights — noun mental soundness, wits, consciousness. It scared the daylights out of us! …   Wiktionary

  • daylights — n. eyes (very old slang for human eyes)n. light of day …   English contemporary dictionary

  • daylights out of, knock the (living) —   Thrash. Overwhelm. Overcome. Defeat heavily …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • daylights out of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Living Daylights — Infobox Film Bond name = The Living Daylights caption = film poster bond = Timothy Dalton stars = Maryam d Abo Jeroen Krabbé Joe Don Baker writer = Ian Fleming (story) screenplay = Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson cinematography = Alec Mills… …   Wikipedia

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