be (as) pleased as punch

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be (as) pleased as punch

To be very happy. The phrase refers to the titular character from "Punch and Judy," a 17th-century comedic puppet show. I was as pleased as punch when I found out that I'd gotten an A on my hardest exam. I am pleased as punch that you two were able to come to the party after all!
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I am as pleased as punch that my up-cycled woolly wares will be going back down to London with Jeremy and Laura.
He said: "I am as pleased as punch to have won this award but you can't be the best beer pub without the best staff so we will be splitting the prize between everyone who works here.