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kill (oneself) laughing

To laugh hysterically and uncontrollably. The comedian had the whole audience killing themselves laughing. My ribs actually hurt from it! I was surprised by how funny my date was last night. I was killing myself laughing at some of her stories!
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kill yourself laughing

be overcome with laughter.
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ˈkill yourself (ˈlaughing)

(British English, informal) laugh a lot: It was a very funny video. We killed ourselves laughing from beginning to end.He just stood there, killing himself laughing.
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"He was killing himself laughing, saying, 'You wrote the f*** thing!'" Written at the height of the Troubles, songs like Alternative Ulster and Suspect Device became anthems for a generation of kids that wanted nothing to do with violence.
"That'll teach you, four eyes!" he shouted at me, with his friend killing himself laughing.
The manager caught me spitting the turf out and was killing himself laughing.
England boss Fabio Capello played his usual statesmanlike blinder in sorting the whole mess out and drawing a line under the matter, but as an Italian he was probably killing himself laughing in private - the Azzurri's armband tends to be given to the most senior player in the squad and that is that!
``In fact, I was so bad that one of the lads, Ryan Stevenson, was killing himself laughing at me.
"I came out and bowled my first ball at 75mph and from about a hundred yards away I could hear him killing himself laughing - and after that I managed to get the next one to about 81mph."
"I thought 'Who's done that?' and when I found out it was Maik he was killing himself laughing.
Joe Walker, Parkhead, said: "McDonald was an absolute steal at pounds 600,000 and Strachan must be killing himself laughing that he beat Rangers to the punch again for the wee Aussie.
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