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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

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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Getting in a taxi with the girls falling about laughing and saying to the taxi driver, 'Oh sorry, we know we're being annoying,' and him not disagreeing with you.
The Copa America may have drained him but that reservation is outweighed by the fact Arsenal have offloaded Yaya Sanogo so Sanchez won't be falling about laughing every 10 minutes.
Cirque du Hilarious, Newcastle Theatre Royal DANNY Adams only has to set foot on stage, sporting any one of his fun-filled faces, and an audience spanning the generations are soon falling about laughing.
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I HAVE been falling about laughing at your correspondent (Bet Davies) taking offence at the termwhite elephant being used to describe the Wales Millennium Centre.
Judith's pure and Andy's simple', people were falling about laughing.
They have gone from looking puzzled at the first reading to falling about laughing as they have brought the script to life.
The incident fairly brightened up the nightshift with everybody falling about laughing.
But my outstanding memory of playing at the highest level is of falling about laughing inside Munich's Olympic Stadium.
When I started talking about getting the side into this season's play-offs, people started falling about laughing.
Fowler, Trevor Sinclair, Darren Purse and Joe Ledley were all involved - and they were falling about laughing as they tried to look professional playing football while they used their mobiles.
But instead of falling about laughing, you should remember any half-decent new car with a price tag of pounds 4,995 will sell by the ferry-load in these straitened times.
They were falling about laughing in the Coral shop in Canary Wharf.
Matthew Watt is a wonderful Bob, seducing the pair in a scene of bad sex which had the audience falling about laughing.