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    to split ones side

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    He laughed until his sides were splitting and the bottle of cheap whiskey he held clenched in his hands slopped on the floor.

    I laughed till I thought I should split one's side.

    to split ones side = laugh one's head off. Be extremely amused, laugh uproariously (

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    Re: to split ones side

    It means to laugh so hard that the side of your body hurts.

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