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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Or maybe readers return for the compelling images that flip into view with cunning persistence and flawless timing: "Desperate in a blizzard last winter, two cousins with sharp knives stabbed Leo Henry's cow in the throat, split her gut with a hatchet and pulled her entrails out so that they could sleep curled up safe in the cave of her body." This image, both curious and revolting, returns to us a few times over the course of several different stories and evolves to encompass an odd definition of safety, even love.