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fall about laughing

To be consumed by uncontrollable laughter. Primarily heard in UK. We all fell about laughing when the professor accidentally swore during his lecture. My brother-in-law's wicked sense of humor has us falling about laughing every time we hang out with him.
See also: fall, laugh
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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!
See also: fall
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When your son-in- law said to the examiner: "You can see it's me on the photo" the examiner should have fallen about laughing, or said: "Don't beridiculous.
He really should have fallen about laughing as everyone else around the ground was doing.