One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Highly amused.‘he had us all in fits’
- ‘For starters, I was in fits of laughter at the sight of him, and his swearing and shouting just made me worse.’
- ‘Eventually, after half an hour rolling around on the floor in fits of laughter, I managed to regain my composure.’
- ‘We collapsed in fits, the tutor had overheard and was almost wetting herself, and the 5 others were demanding to know what we'd said.’
- ‘At one point, she had the audience in fits.’
- ‘Peter had one of the locals in fits of laughter when he was doing a line dance.’
- ‘Both the staging and acting are universally superb and we were in fits of laughter throughout.’
- ‘His quick wit and confident delivery had the audience in fits of laughter.’
- ‘The rest of us collapsed in fits of laughter at poor old Dave.’
- ‘Once we were out of harm's way, we all ended up breaking down in fits of uncontrollable laughter - partly to relieve the tension of the near-miss situation, but mostly because of the absurdity of what had just happened.’
- ‘There was a time when circus was a popular form of entertainment - with acrobats and bold ring-masters to whose crack of the whip wild animals played awesome tricks and the clowns left packed audiences in fits.’
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