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    #1

    burst one's sides with laughter

    When you've heard a joke that you find extremely funny and you laughed a lot at it, in Russian, we could say "Я чуть не лопнул от смеха". My English-Russian dictionary suggested "burst one's sides with laughter" as the English counterpart of the Russian expression. Do you use it? What other expressions would you use in such a situation? The more colloquial and funny they are, the better. I bet there are many.
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    #2

    Re: burst one's sides with laughter

    laugh one's head off
    laugh one's ass off
    (in certain written text types commonly abbreviated to lmao)
    split one's sides
    piss one's pants
    piss oneself laughing
    crack up


    I'm sure many more will follow.

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    #3

    Re: burst one's sides with laughter

    bust a gut (one of my old favorites)
    belly laugh (more descriptive of the laugh itself)
    I'm dying/I'm dead/I died (currently in vogue with the younger crowd on social media)
    get/have a stitch in your side (usually for exercise/labor, but can be from laughter)
    knee slapper (more of a modifier to refer to the joke itself)
    lose it (can be for temper as well)
    laugh your head off
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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