wet yourself

wet (oneself)

1. Literally, to urinate while wearing one's clothing. I had to go to the bathroom so bad that I'd nearly wet myself by the time I made it home. Sarah has just finished potty training, but she still wets herself from time to time.
2. To laugh hysterically or uncontrollably. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) Raj's new boyfriend is hilarious, he had us wetting ourselves through the whole lunch!
3. To be extremely excited or giddy. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) Abigail and I were nearly wetting ourselves with excitement for the concert to start!
See also: wet

ˈwet yourself

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wet your ˈpants/ˈknickers

(informal) accidentally urinate (= get rid of water from your body) in your underwear: I was laughing so much I almost wet myself!
See also: wet
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Forty years ago, a work colleague who complained of the condition was told: "Nonsense, you're not stressed until you fall down and wet yourself." Eventually, he did.
IF you wet yourself a little when you laugh, cough or sneeze, you might be among the one in three women (and many older men) with a weak pelvic floor.
She said instead: "You've not long been, you are not going", adding "wet yourself " and "I don't have time, you will have to do it in your chair", or words to that effect.
? When was the last time you laughed until you wet yourself? Me and my dog Colin were sat watching a movie - he does love a movie night, does Colin, he needed eye drops for a week after watching The Notebook.
Not only will you no longer wet yourself doing normal everyday activities, your body will look better, with flatter abs and a shapelier behind, and the effect on your sex life will be incredible.
If you've ever tackled a mound of laundry taller than you, made reservations instead of dinner, turned to prayer to deal with your teenage daughters, and accidentally wet yourself laughing at your best friend, then you'll like God Has Better Things to do Than My Laundry.
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Wet yourself, turn the water off, lather up and apply shampoo, then turn the water on to rinse.
I also spotted the Viz website, which is utterly irrelevant to the subject in hand but guaranteed to make you wet yourself. In the latest issue's Letterbocks is this from Mick Jones of Liverpool.
As a Ghanaian friend of mine once told me, "You can't wipe away someone else's tears without getting wet yourself." God wipes away our tears, and God Incarnate is getting wet, too.
You just have to wet yourself laughing at how the whole thing must have been arranged.