Posted by ESC on September 30, 2010 at 19:59
In Reply to: Scared out of my wits posted by Henry McLaughlin on September 30, 2010 at 15:09:
: What are the origins of the phrase "scared out of my wits"?
Meaning, of course, too scared to think clearly. I am wondering if it has anything to do with the belief that in times of stress, a person's soul leaves the body. As in, being "beside yourself."