Example sentences from the web:
- I was daydreaming so I nearly jumped out of my skin when he spoke to me.
- Oh! You really scared me. I nearly jumped out of my skin!
- I knock at the door. No answer. I knock again. Still no answer. In a split second, I hear a dog barking behind me, and I practically jump out of my skin.
This is a video on this topic by Niharika:
Talking about ‘fear’ in English
I hope you’ll like it!