Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

crack up

crack up
1) lose control
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    • I'm going to crack up
  • Analysis
     To crack up is a phrasal verb meaning to experience an emotional breakdown particularly when extremely annoyed, upset or mentally unwell. To crack up can also mean to laugh uncontrollably. If something cracks up it can also mean to break up or split apart.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I can't take this anymore! I'm going to crack up!
    2. The kids are driving me crazy, running around and screaming. I feel like cracking up!
    3. The man was so stressed out. He put his hands to his head and shouted, I'm cracking up!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If this project needs to be changed again I am going to absolutely crack up. I have made changes over seven times already.
    2. The mistake in the copy of the advertising was so funny everyone in the meeting cracked up with laughter.
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