As the closet was opened, the corpse fell out, frightening the janitor out of one years growth.

Vanloon

Senior Member
Hindi
I read it in a word book.

As the closet was opened, the corpse fell out, frightening the janitor out of one years growth.

Q: I have no idea what that phrase mean here. Thanks a lot.
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    I've never seen this American expression before. In BE we might exaggerate in a similar way about a bad experience: "It took a year off my life".
     
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