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(oneself) silly

To a state of giddiness or incoherence. Often used with the verbs "laugh" and "drink." That movie was hilarious! We laughed ourselves silly from beginning to end! A: "Ugh, I feel so horrible this morning." B: "Tough cookies. If you're going to drink yourself silly like that, then this is the price you're going to pay."
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— yourself silly

be unable to act rationally because of doing something to excess.
1998 Time Out N.Y. Drink yourself silly at the long bar or chow down at the large tables in the back.
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m b Backst I laughed myself silly at videos of him bopping to Queen, Cyndi Lauper and the Backstreet Boys, posted online by his US owner.
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I was screaming myself silly alongside thousands of other Spice Girls fans at Wembley this week.
Six years have come and gone, and I'm still asking myself silly if fate had done me an uncanny number.
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Stuffed myself silly with yummy food, bought lots to try out at home.
I did not get up at the crack of dawn to queue outside and drink myself silly on Murray Mount.
"That way I don't scare myself silly. "And that's the most important thing at the moment, to enjoy the experience and have a good time.
While Kermit O'Leary danced his socks off for a full 24 hours in the hope of raising millions of pounds, I giggled myself silly once more at the memory of one of Fred's friends asking Father Christmas to 'be able to dance forever'.
As soon as I touched the pin, sparks flew out and I realised that I had nearly shocked myself silly.
Of course, no skiing holiday is complete without vast amounts of food to fuel the daily workout, and I gorge myself silly on the hearty hotel fare.
I am almost never working to surpass others who share the marley floor, or sweat myself silly just to please the teacher.
I laughed myself silly the very first time we stopped to ask for directions and I heard someone call my dad 'duck' - an affectionate term with which the natives greet each other.