laugh (one's) head off

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laugh (one's) head off

To laugh uproariously or hysterically. Your jokes are perfect for your speech tonight. You'll have them laughing their heads off! I'm telling you, Mark's boyfriend is hilarious! He had me laughing my head off when I met him.
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laugh one's head off

Fig. to laugh very hard and loudly, as if one's head might come off. (See also cough one's head off. Fixed order.) The movie was so funny I almost laughed my head off. I laughed my head off at Mary's joke.
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laugh your ˈhead off

laugh very loudly and for a long time: If old Mr Bradley could see you now he’d laugh his head off. OPPOSITE: cry your eyes out
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The European Union negotiators are laughing their heads off at us, they know that the whole of Parliament is in complete disarray so there was really no negotiations, they told Mrs May that this is the deal take it or leave it and as soon as the door closed behind her they were laughing at her.
And at the top is the white laughter of children.little kids playing and laughing their heads off at the sheer joy of being alive."
"They were laughing their heads off. God knows what they were doing."
Paolo did not crack jokes or tell funny stories, but they were laughing their heads off. Whether they were pretending to be happy or simply trying to please Paolo, they seemed to be having a good time making fools of themselves.
On corners I wouldn't go into the box and (Vale boss) John Rudge was looking at me as if to say, 'What on earth are you doing?' I shouted back over, 'Don't worry I've got them foxed, they don't know what's going on!' "Lee Clark and Steve Watson were both laughing their heads off, but I didn't want to send Newcastle down by scoring against them because of what the club means to me."
The Tories are laughing their heads off because the poor pay one way or another.
The top-flight teams that have drawn lower league opposition must be laughing their heads off. It means there are likely to be some good draws to be had in the last 16 if you get through.
Killing innocent people all in the name of the pirates while the pirates may be laughing their heads off.
As a result, I believed the jape would be revealed and some journalists would be laughing their heads off. Alas, it appears to be genuine, but whether City fans have the last laugh as another British club falls into foreign hands is yet to be seen.
Innocent victims of crime are fined and even jailed while the criminals walk away, laughing their heads off.
Appalled villagers said tourists were laughing their heads off at the bollard, which "looks like a lump of melted black metal".
While the louts who have robbed, vandalised and harassed this woman will be laughing their heads off.
A band insider said: 'They were soon rolling about the floor laughing their heads off.
The companies must be laughing their heads off. Bertie is politely asking that they not sell their more toxic and lurid products.
"Making people laugh is what I enjoy most of all, but there is something extra special when the audience is filled with celebrities laughing their heads off," says Ken.
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