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The phrase I read on yahoo.com is the following one.

Tendulkar never scared me, says Akhtar.
The Pakistani maverick pacer said it was Adam Gilchrist and Brian Lara who scared the hell out of him.

Here, I just want to know the meaning of "scared the hell out of someone."

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Scared the hell out of someone = Scared someone very much.

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the hell, the devil, the bejasus, the life, the living daylights, the crap, the shit, etc., etc... –  FumbleFingers Mar 21 '11 at 4:48
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