split a gut
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split a/(one's) gut
To laugh uproariously or hysterically; to laugh so hard that it causes one's sides to hurt. Your jokes are perfect for your speech tonight. You'll have them splitting their guts! I was splitting a gut listening to your uncle's hilarious stories.
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split a gutand bust a gut
1. Fig. Inf. to laugh very hard. He laughed until he nearly split a gut. The clown made me bust a gut laughing.
2. Fig. Inf. to work very hard. I split a gut to get this place fixed up in a week. Don't bust a gut cleaning up for me. I love things that are a bit messy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
split a gut
1. tv. to laugh very hard. He laughed until he nearly split a gut.
2. tv. to work very hard. Don’t split a gut for me. I love things that are falling apart.
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