French expressions about fear

There are many expressions to talk about fear in French! Here's a scarily useful vocabulary list to say you're scared in French.

Vocab

Avoir peur de To be scared of
Craindre de [faire] To fear [doing]
Avoir la trouille To be scared stiff (familiar)
Avoir la frousse To be scared stiff (familiar)
Avoir les pétoches To be scared stiff (familiar)
Avoir les chocottes To be scared stiff (familiar)
Avoir les jetons To be scared stiff (familiar)
Prendre ses jambes à son cou To leg it
Prendre la poudre d'escampette To run away
Avoir la chair de poule To have goosebumps
Avoir des sueurs froides To be in a cold sweat

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