It’s great to catch up with old friends! They often remind us of the funny experiences we’ve forgotten (or tried to forget!). You might laugh about that time your friend drew on your face when you fell asleep at the party, or the time he had toilet paper stuck to his shoe in the pub! Do you have any friends who make you laugh your head off when you get together to talk about old times?
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Ahem. Excuse me! Laugh your head off? Do you mean to laugh so much that your head falls off your body?
Yes, that’s the idea! To laugh your head off means to laugh uncontrollably, to laugh really hard.
Let’s look at a few examples of how to use this naturally:
- The comedy show was so funny! I was laughing my head off all night!
- Paul was laughing his head off, but I didn’t think it was funny at all.
- It was such a funny movie. I was laughing my head off all the way through.
So, there we are: laugh your head off. When is the last time you laughed your head off?
Now, it’s your turn to try out today’s phrase.
- Have you ever seen a movie that made you laugh uncontrollably? What was it about?
- What makes kids burst into fits of giggles? Jokes? Cartoons? Games?
- Have you ever seen a comedian perform live? What was this experience like? How did it compare to watching comedy on TV?
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