bejesus(redirected from beat the bejeezus out)
be·je·susalso be·jee·zus (bĭ-jē′zəs)
Used euphemistically for intensive effect in idioms such as scare the bejesus out of (someone) for scare (someone) very much.
Used to express exasperation, annoyance, or surprise.
[Alteration of by Jesus.]
an exclamation of surprise, emphasis, etc, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people
the bejesus (intensifier) used in such phrases as beat the bejesus out of, scare the bejesus out of, etc
[C20: alteration of by Jesus!]
be•je•sus(bɪˈdʒi zəs, -ˈdʒeɪ-)
1. dickens: scared the bejesus out of me.interj.
2. (used as a mild oath.)
[1905–10; by Jesus]