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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Thank you Ken Dodd Sir for splitting our sides 'Til we meet again in that Comedy Zone in the Sky Tatty Bye, Tatty Bye, Tatty Bye!
Given that it's made its name with gentle, unforced comedy, it's unlikely to be going out with a bang, but we'll be splitting our sides with laughter - and possibly crying our eyes out.
Only a few years ago the little waster had us splitting our sides in the aisles with jokes about debt, infidelity, mother-in laws and thick northerners.
PAUL HAIGH's little fan club criticises the rest of us for not splitting our sides with mirth at his peculiar obsessions.
Or do we go back to that era of safe "door chime humour" when Terry Scott and Charlie Drake had us splitting our sides with their harmless oneliners.