One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Laugh uncontrollably.‘audiences used to fall about when he shrugged his shoulders’
chuckle, chortle, guffaw, giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, cackle, howl, roar, tee-hee, burst out laughing, hoot with laughter, roar with laughter, shake with laughter, be convulsed with laughter, dissolve into laughter, split one's sides, hold one's sides, be doubled upguffaw, chuckle, chortle, cackle, howl, roar, ha-ha, fall about, hoot with laughter, roar with laughter, shake with laughter, be convulsed with laughter, dissolve into laughter, split one's sides, be doubled upView synonyms
- ‘When they first told us that story we were all falling about laughing.’
- ‘The girls will screech when she says this, fall about laughing, because for someone so tiny and sweet, the incongruity of these words is hilarious, and she knows it.’
- ‘The audience simply fell about in uncontrollable laughter as this new comic with the gift of mimicry and languages took them on a journey exploring human foibles.’
- ‘Like most sound people I fell about the place laughing when Bertie appointed the little corporal to the position of Minister for Defence.’
- ‘As they both fall about laughing, any fear that they were going to give one line mumbled answers instantly becomes less and less likely.’
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