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die laughing

1. To die happy. You're always so cheerful that I wouldn't be surprised if you died laughing.
2. To exact revenge on someone in death. If you keep fighting with your mother now, she might ultimately die laughing by taking you out of her will.
3. To laugh very hard and for a long time. We all died laughing when we saw Dave's Halloween costume.
See also: die, laugh
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die

in. to “perish” (figuratively) from laughter or some other emotionally intense response. The whole audience died laughing.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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John Michael Fotiades, Worcester, MA Admitted 1977; Died May 22, 2000
Daniel Futch, Jr., The Villages Admitted 1966; Died April 11, 2009
Gabbard, Lexington, KY Admitted 1961; Died August 1, 2003
Kristine Lori Gabel, Naples Admitted 2008; Died March 7, 2009
Gardner, Jr., Jacksonville Admitted 1976; Died May 11, 2009
Getman, Oneonta, NY Admitted 1984; Died April 8, 2009
Goodrich, Bradenton Admitted 1948; Died May 20, 2009
Gonzalez, Port Orange Admitted 2007; Died August 1, 2009
John Montgomery Greene, Ocala Admitted 1950; Died May 10, 2009
Gurkin, Rahway, NJ Admitted 1957; Died July 8, 1994
Thomas Gurney, Jr., Orlando Admitted 1949; Died Oct.
Hall, Jr., Lexington, KY Admitted 1949; Died March 23, 2005
James Walter Hagan, Lincoln, NH Admitted 1964; Died April 29, 2007
Robert Grimes Harris, Crofton, MD Admitted 1990; Died June 18, 2004
Hayashida, Yucca Valley, CA Admitted 1981; Died March 12, 2009