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Definition of daylights noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

daylights

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪlaɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪlaɪts//
 
[plural]
 
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Idioms
beat/knock the (living) daylights out of somebody
 
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(informal) to hit somebody very hard several times and hurt them very much Get out or I’ll beat the living daylights out of you!
frighten/scare the (living) daylights out of somebody
 
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(informal) to frighten somebody very much
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: daylights