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.

Words Nearby die laughing

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How to use die laughing in a sentence

  • Between paroxysms it is known to have remarked: "I shall certainly die laughing."

    Pieces of Hate | Heywood Broun
  • I thought I would die laughing when I saw the girls go to their dressing room.

  • We all took one another by the arms, and then whirled round; it was comical enough to make one die laughing.

    A Love Episode | Emile Zola
  • "You'd die laughing to see her try to get a whack at me," called back Bandy-legs.

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

    Atlantic Narratives | Mary Antin