The Alternative English Dictionary: in bits

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in bits
prepositional phrase: {{en-prep phrase}}
  1. (UK, slang) In a state of great hilarity.
    • 2010, Eamonn O'Keefe, I Only Wanted to Play Football (page 40) Rudi went flying up into the air and landed flat on his back - his ligaments nearly landed in Old Trafford. Well, their team was in bits! We were in bits! Even the ref couldn't stop laughing!
    • 2013, Simon Dawson, Pigs in Clover He clapped his huge hands together and let out a roar of laughter. We started laughing, too. By the time he reached us, for no reason I could fathom other than he was laughing and we were following, we were in bits.

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