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Be extremely amused or pleased:‘take her along—she'd be tickled pink’
- ‘‘I was tickled to death to pick up the paper and read the letters to the editor,’ he said.’
- ‘Cheery ladies from Bolton were tickled pink when they learned that laughing can make people slim.’
- ‘Jenna was tickled pink that Amanda would take the time to make her look good in front of her neighbours.’
- ‘The few articles I saw, in my comings and goings, were so good that I was tickled pink to have had them under my name.’
- ‘I'd be tickled pink to run it.’
- ‘I was tickled pink by your article and could not agree with you more!’
- ‘I know he would have been tickled pink, a little embarrassed and mightily amused.’
- ‘Almost every vendor I talked to was tickled pink with the sales they garnered.’
- ‘Melanie was tickled pink when she saw his picture.’
- ‘Nurses from the new breast unit at Airedale Hospital were tickled pink by a supermarket's fundraising effort.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.