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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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Whenever he mentioned Mrs Slocombe's pussy, we all fell about laughing. But there was no mention of homosexuality and the word "gay" was still in its infancy.
She just fell about laughing but I wonder what the neighbours thought.
At the end of the Gestapo-style speech he asked: ' Right, any questions?' To which Marti shouted ' What's the capital of Peru?' The coach fell about laughing. Even the plod's face had a little smirk, or it could have been wind' To Uriah Rennie.
"I have to say initially I laughed and one of the school secretaries I spoke to fell about laughing," said Miss McDermott, a presenter with Norwich-based Anglia Television.
and one of the school secretaries I spoke to fell about laughing,' said Miss McDermott, a presenter with Anglia Television.