jump out of your skin Informal
Meaning: You jump out of your skin when something suddenly shocks you and your whole body jumps.
- Luke was watching the clouds pass in front of the moon when I quietly snuck up behind him and tapped him on the shoulder. He screamed and nearly jumped out of his skin!
- Ollie didn't know I was making some toast, and when it suddenly popped up just as he was walking past he jumped out of his skin. It was really funny!
Henry was walking through the forest, and he jumped out of his skin when