tickled to death


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tickled to death

Very pleased with someone or something, perhaps to the point of giddiness. My family loves my fiance as much as I do, so they were just tickled to death to hear that we're getting married. Your mother is really tickled to death that you've decided to go to her alma mater.
See also: death, tickle

tickled to death

(spoken)
very pleased We were tickled to death that she finally got the Tony award for best actress.
See also: death, tickle
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Anne is furious with her, and I'm tickled to death.
I was tickled to death when Thomas came home and told me.
I'm tickled to death about it,' she went on, as it were over her hearer's prostrate body.
The crew had known almost as soon as I that we were doomed to cross thirty, and I am inclined to believe that every man jack of them was tickled to death, for the spirits of adventure and romance still live in the hearts of men of the twenty-second century, even though there be little for them to feed upon between thirty and one hundred seventy-five.
More than one member of my leadership team has received from me the following e-mail reply: "Please yourself and I will be tickled to death.
I'd give anything if my dad was here to see it because he would be tickled to death," Pruitt said.
I'm tickled to death this is moving along,'' said Dennis Shoffner, president of the Rosamond Municipal Advisory Council, an advisory panel to Kern County officials.
We sold one for $900,000, so we were tickled to death with that.
The producer - who managed a string of big names in the 80s - joked: "I am sure my mum would have been tickled to death to know that she finally had a doctor for a son
We are tickled to death that Schulze & Burch purchased the plant because they already have a good footprint in the city," he said.
I'm tickled to death to see all of the manufacturers back into (police cars) in a big way after a period of stagnation," said Jerry Newberry, Fleet Manager for the Texas Department of Public Safety, which purchases 900-1,000 vehicles annually.
He's picked up the system really quick, and we're tickled to death to have him," the UO coach said.
There were two sets of double doors at Granada that I could never walk through without being tickled to death by him.
John Servis, trainer of Rockport Harbor, who has had foot problems, said: ``I'm tickled to death.
I'm just tickled to death to be in this thing and to be a contender.