split (one's) sides

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split (one's) sides

To laugh uproariously or hysterically. Your jokes are perfect for your speech tonight. You'll have them splitting their sides!
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split one's sides (with laughter)

Fig. to laugh so hard that one's sides almost split. (Always an exaggeration.) The members of the audience almost split their sides with laughter. When I heard what happened to Patricia, I almost split my sides.
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split one's sides

Also, laugh one's head off. Be extremely amused, laugh uproariously. For example, That comedian had us splitting our sides, or Jane laughed her head off when she saw Rob's costume. The first of these hyperbolic terms dates from about 1700.
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split your sides

be convulsed with laughter. informal
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split your ˈsides (laughing/with laughter)

laugh a lot; laugh loudly: When she started singing in that funny voice, we nearly split our sides.
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split one's sides

To laugh heartily.
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References in classic literature ?
Split my sides, I've a sick heart to sail with the likes of you!"
I didn't think the gag, "I keep randomly shouting out 'broccoli' and 'cauliflower' - I think I might have florets", was one I'd split my sides laughing at but it didn't strike me as particularly offensive.
Hardy's humour didn't split my sides, although I did laugh out loud when he name-dropped starring in a film withRhys Ifans, only for someone in the front row to shout out "so have I".
And should you be minded, you too can split my sides with your hilarious offerings.
I nearly split my sides. I usually ignore that kind of comment but I was so angry that if my children weren't with me I would have hit the idiot square in the face.
I SPLIT my sides laughing this week when I read reporter Bryan MacDonald's Dubliner's Diary in the ailing Evening Herald.