Definition of have the pleasure of something (or of doing something) in US English:

have the pleasure of something (or of doing something)

phrase

  • Used in formal requests and descriptions.

    ‘he asked if he might have the pleasure of taking her to lunch’
    • ‘‘I don't think that person's going to have the pleasure of it,’ I said.’
    • ‘Great fun was had by all while filling the boxes but this will be nothing compared to the awesome wonder and happiness experienced by the children who will have the pleasure of opening them!’
    • ‘Now someone else is going to have the pleasure of it, and it may be that he or she will appreciate it even more than I would.’
    • ‘Or you can stay on my train, where I'll have the pleasure of taking you up towards Edgware Road.’
    • ‘But that means you don't have the pleasure of adorning the tree, or the season-ending finality of returning the ornaments to their boxes.’
    • ‘You may guess all you want, but you will never have the pleasure of knowing you are correct.’
    • ‘Now such readers who are housebound, agoraphobic or simply stuck at work all day can have the pleasure of browsing the highbrow press without even getting out of their chairs.’
    • ‘For those who have never had the pleasure of a flight into a combat zone, let me describe your loss.’
    • ‘I didn't ever have the pleasure of knowing him, Larry.’
    • ‘Now I just want to have the pleasure of seeing the best of it too!’