in stitches

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - in stitches

"in stitches"

to laugh very hard


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - in stitches

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: So, what did you do last night?

Colleague 2: I took my wife out to see this new comedian.

Colleague 1: And how was he?

Colleague 2: Absolutely hilarious. He was one of the funniest men I have ever heard. Both my wife and I were in stitches throughout the entire show.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - in stitches

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: I had lunch with Susan the other day.

Friend 2: Oh ya? How's Susan doing?

Friend 1: Susan is her usual funny self. She had me in stitches through most of the lunch. I was laughing so much, I could hardly eat.

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in stitches - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for in stitches.

in stitches - Examples:

1)  I saw him on Letterman one night and he had me in stitches. His comedy routines on YouTube are a great way to lose a day.

2)  ... lady fell off the couch she was laughing so hard, and Olivia was in stitches.

3)  ...imbuing every turn of phrase with a comical genius that had the crowd in stitches

4)  His natural charm and witty humor had the audience in stitches

5)  They have also developed hilarious skits and comedic routines which leave their audiences in stitches

6)  Thank you very much for being hilarious. Our team was in stitches and talked positively about your performance during the remaining days of the conference.

7)  As we enjoyed our lunch, she had me in stitches, laughing over her misadventures of mastering ...

8)  Gustavo will have you in stitches over his wacky antics.

9)  ... slide a few cracks in here and there and he'll have the guys in stitches. He keeps his straight face all the time but he definitely ...

10)  And then, we fall to the floor in stitches. We both realize how ridiculous this is.

11)  ... manages to sprinkle humor throughout the book, and some lines will leave you in stitches.

12)  ... he usually has me in stitches. I think he is a natural comedian.

13)  I find him funny, and his TV show often leaves me in stitches.

14)  She is an funny, down to earth woman who had us all in stitches as she described her experience becoming a popular romance novelist.

15)  ... do not choke on your own laughter as he is billed to keep you in stitches of laughter throughout the evening.

16)  ... these guys never stop. The comedy show had us all in stitches.

17)  ... and by the sheer hilarity of the show they produced; I was honestly in stitches for practically the entire hour. The actors were all exceedingly funny.

18)  He had everybody in stitches laughing. 

19)  Full of humour and wit he kept us all informed and often in stitches

20)  I was in stitches with Viner's witty jokes and hilarious tales and antics.