Fall on each other laughing


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Cantonese, Hong Kong
They might have been speaking the truth, but they didn't look serious. They were falling on each other laughing.

Source: The Secret Life of Bees

Hi, Does it mean "huddle together", "hug each other" here? It seems not the normal meaning of " sudden drop", right? I appreciate your help.
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    Hi RG. Yes, hugging one another is the picture it conjures up for me.

    Fall is quite often used with laughter, actually:
    Everyone fell about laughing = Everyone laughed very hard
    He fell over himself with laughter = He laughed very hard
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