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die laughing

Experience extreme amusement, as in When his pants fell down, I thought I'd die laughing . This hyperbolic expression was used by Shakespeare in The Taming of the Shrew (3:2): “Went they not quickly, I should die with laughing.” Also see split one's sides
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  • Mrs. French wouldn't crack a smile, but I thought I'd die laughing.

  • To die laughing, must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!

  • Well, I didnt tell him any better, but I thought I should die laughing.'

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • And the strangest part of it all is that the dragon did die laughing just as it had predicted.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • Still, she was amusing enough for a time, and appeared to be always ready to "die laughing" over everything.

    John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
  • You'd die laughing to see him chasing them off with a spade or a rake or whatever he has in his hand.

  • Any may (as some have done) die laughing, but his last sight must necessarily be of grave faces.

    Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories Henry Seton Merriman
  • "There'll be some scouts buried on this island if we all die laughing at you," another scout observed.

    Pee-wee Harris on the Trail Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • He had scrambled down the box after me, and was listening with an air of profound wisdom that made me feel fit to die laughing.

    The Light of Scarthey

    Egerton Castle
  • Men have died of joy, and almost forbidden their friends to weep for them, when they have seen them die laughing.

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