split a/(one's) 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 gut

 and 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.
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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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Half Man Half Biscuit were formed by two friends from Birkenhead in Merseyside - Neil Crossley (previously with punk band Venom) and singer, guitarist and songwriter Nigel Blackwell, (previously with Split Gut and North of Watford) who was at the time, in his own words, "still robbing cars and playing football like normal people do".