fall about with laughter

fall about with laughter

To be consumed by uncontrollable laughter. Primarily heard in UK. We all fell about with laughter when the professor accidentally swore during his lecture. My brother-in-law's wicked sense of humor has us falling about with laughter every time we hang out with him.
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fall about (laughing/with laughter)

(British English, informal) laugh a lot: When he watches Charlie Chaplin films, he falls about laughing. I don’t find them funny at all!
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Scouse receptionist Maria Ellinas sang one of Simon's favourite songs - Street Life - made the judges fall about with laughter by pronouncing street as shtreet, but the comedy moment worked for her as they put the 26 year old through to the arena.