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In my country, when people surprised so much we speak:

I almost died in surprise.

When you get astonished so much, you feel a bit of pain in your heart. And you feel you might die from it.

But I don't get any google hit with the phrase 'die in surprise'. I searched also 'die on surprise', 'die by surprise', and 'die from surprise'. I don't get any google hit on the first page.

Do you use this expression? If not, what would be the closet thing to this phrase?

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You got close, but the phrase in English uses "of".
Google search "die of surprise"

For example: "I might die of surprise..."

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  • Thanks! I was lack of imagination a bit. – hbadger19042 Jul 3 '20 at 4:40

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