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18 Funny Hyperbole Examples That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

These creative and short hyperbole examples are perfect for when you need a quick laugh. Here are the best ones that are sure to get the job done.

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What is a hyperbole?

A hyperbole is a literary device that adds extreme exaggeration to a statement or thought. They are almost always used jokingly and aren’t taken literally. Here are some of the most hilarious hyperbole examples on the Internet that will have you rolling on the floor in endless laughter. (See what I did there?)

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“Older than the hills”

My math teacher is older than the hills! Don’t miss the funniest clean jokes that you can pair with these hyperbole examples.

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“Tons”

He has tons and tons of money—basically a truckload!

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“Bottomless pit”

His stomach is a bottomless pit. He ate nine burgers in a row!

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“Faster than a rocket”

The new computer is faster than a rocket.

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“A mile away”

I could smell the pizza delivery van from a mile away. Here are the funniest town names from each of the 50 states.

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“The size of a pea”

Her brain is the size of a pea.

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“With a feather”

You could have knocked me over with a feather.

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“Makes me wanna puke”

The sight of my parents kissing makes me wanna puke! Hyperbole examples don’t get more realistic than that.

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“Move mountains”

I would move mountains for a cup of ice cold lemonade.

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“Forever”

I could listen to that song on repeat forever. Check out these common sayings that are even funnier in other languages.

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“An entire army”

There’s enough food in my house to feed an entire army.

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“Faster than the wind”

He is running faster than the wind to get away from that dog.

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“The whole world”

The whole world was staring at me.

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“Knock over an elephant”

His garlic breath could knock over an elephant.

“A mountain”

The teacher has a mountain of tests to grade. Here are real words that were actually invented by accident.

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“Two cents”

I don’t have two cents to rub together.

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“Never”

We are never going to get there!

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“Riding a dinosaur”

The last time I head that joke, I was riding a dinosaur. If you liked these hyperbole examples, then check out these short jokes anyone can remember.

Emily DiNuzzo
Emily DiNuzzo is an associate editor at The Healthy and a former assistant staff writer at Reader's Digest. Her work has appeared online at the Food Network and Well + Good and in print at Westchester Magazine, and more. When she's not writing about food and health with a cuppa by her side, you can find her lifting heavy things at the gym, listening to murder mystery podcasts, and liking one too many astrology memes.