It scared the daylights out of us!
They beat the living daylights' out of us.
She didnt want to scare the living daylights out of me!
For so many of us, the 2007 dog food recall really opened our eyes and scared the living daylights out of us.
The Ultimate Camp Resource website has a ton of useful information for campers, so of course there's a dedicated page for stories that'll scare the daylights out of those not careful.
Place a flashlight under your chin, then lean over the sleeper, shake him or her awake and scare the living daylights out of him or her!