(oneself) silly

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(oneself) silly

To a state of giddiness or incoherence. Often used with the verbs "laugh" and "drink." That movie was hilarious! We laughed ourselves silly from beginning to end! A: "Ugh, I feel so horrible this morning." B: "Tough cookies. If you're going to drink yourself silly like that, then this is the price you're going to pay."
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— yourself silly

be unable to act rationally because of doing something to excess.
1998 Time Out N.Y. Drink yourself silly at the long bar or chow down at the large tables in the back.
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His Cabinet members talked themselves silly and made the President look suspiciously silent.
It is therefore possible that those villagers who danced lustily on dusty paths in the euphoria of a new dispensation 56 years ago are turning in their graves when they see their progenitors dancing themselves silly in packed stadiums to celebrate Madaraka Day.
If people want to drink themselves silly they will go to Osborne Road."
At the same time, channels such as Republic, owned by a BJP legislator, are spinning themselves silly trying to make Modi appear heroic, publishing shameless headlines such as 'TITANIC WIN FOR INDIA: Pakistan to release IAF's Wing Commander Abhinandan tomorrow, crumbling under unprecedented pressure from India.'
Yes, when Theresa May's Cabinet are not sitting around boring themselves silly talking Brexit, they carry on talking up plots against her.
Because, while blood-curdling and cobwebby it may be, we can think of plenty of Hidden fans who'd happily spend a night there scaring themselves silly.
Guests can sample themselves silly with more than 60 different gins and, for balance, 60 different rums.
HAs Liverpool fans worry themselves silly about transfers, about the lack of any kind of attacking signing this month, about Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge and money banked and replacements not found, imagine this scenario.
There's even going to be a telescope on hand, courtesy of the Kition Planetarium and Observatory, so anyone who's stuffed themselves silly will at least be able to look at -- if not feel like -- a heavenly body!
Back in the 1960s I investigated a spate of Ouija board incidents in Blackpool when boys at a public school became caught up in the craze and scared themselves silly.
FITNESS fans can spin themselves silly on Friday, March 11, as part of The Myton Hospices' Ten-Hour Spinathon.
Handlers of Popular Star must be kicking themselves silly these days.
Even though the old woman is tiny, she pushes him over, shouting, "Well, I can see you still have work to do yourself, old man!" They laugh themselves silly and are so happy that they dance and dance and dance--awakeness meeting awakeness.
The pressure on parents and kids from food companies, advertisers and supermarkets to stuff themselves silly with any amount of processed sugar and salt laden junk is fattening up the nation to Mr Creosote-style bursting point.
It could be his friends, hee-hawing themselves silly. Or it could be worse: Your parents can get a full report of the messages you send and receive included in the monthly phone bill.