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    Is laughing one's head off an accepted idomatic expression?
    If not, what would the correct expression be?

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    Re: laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by benhp View Post
    Is laughing one's head off an accepted idomatic expression?
    It is, though it's possibly a lttle dated.

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    Re: laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It is, though it's possibly a lttle dated.
    Agree. "Head" frequently replaced by "laughing one's a** off", that is, the other end of the anatomy.

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    Re: laughing

    Similar 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

    split one's sides: Information from Answers.com

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    Talking Re: laughing

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Agree. "Head" frequently replaced by "laughing one's a** off", that is, the other end of the anatomy.
    Hence the frequently used abbreviation: LMAO.


    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It is, though it's possibly a lttle dated.
    Apparently not, if you substitute "head" with "ass". (Urban dictionary: LMAO)

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