Definition of in stitches in US English:

in stitches


  • Laughing uncontrollably.

    ‘his unique brand of droll self-mockery had his audiences in stitches’
    • ‘The actor-comedian kept the graduates and crowd of 30,000 in stitches.’
    • ‘It worked so well: the entire area was in stitches laughing, myself included.’
    • ‘We were in stitches at the idea of him suddenly recognising in horror that the grubby waif loitering around Grand Central for a cheap meal was actually his petite cousin.’
    • ‘The glorious absurdity of that one line had me in stitches.’
    • ‘You may or may not be in stitches, and maybe seeing it in print isn't the best way to appreciate it, but believe it or not the above joke has been scientifically proven to be the funniest there is.’
    • ‘Tom and Freddie had a packed house in Dunphy's of Kill on Wednesday night and the comedian Big Mike had the crowd in stitches with his wonderful jokes.’
    • ‘The funnyman had TV viewers in stitches with his no-nonsense approach to football during World Cup ad breaks and now he is proving his sporting prowess in the new event.’
    • ‘By the time we reached the ship, we were all in stitches with tears running down our cheeks we were laughing so hard.’
    • ‘He had a jocular way of telling his point of view and that often had the Senate in stitches.’
    • ‘They all arrived at the bathroom at the same time to see their mother in stitches on the floor, laughing.’