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.
I can only ever get into "relaxed fit" trousers and always seem to wear a shirt tucked into jeans when I'm being casual.' Paul is the high street shopper in the pack, `I like to show off my chest in fitted shirts,' he says as the other two fall about with laughter. `I like wearing Topman stuff, boot-cut jeans - whatever.
Asked for his name, Captain Mainwaring shouts: "Don't tell him Pike!" And generations fall about with laughter. So famous is Merthyr-born Madoc's appearance as the U-boat captain, he has now been asked to present The Real Dad's Army.