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tickled pink

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 pink to hear that we're getting married. Your mother is really tickled pink that you've decided to go to her alma mater.
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tickled pink

Fig. very much pleased or entertained. I was tickled pink to have you visit us. We were tickled pink when your flowers arrived.
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tickled pink

Also, tickled to death. Delighted, as in I was tickled pink when I got his autograph, or His parents were tickled to death when he decided to marry her. The first term, first recorded in 1922, alludes to one's face turning pink with laughter when one is being tickled. The variant, clearly a hyperbole, dates from about 1800.
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tickled pink

INFORMAL
If you are tickled pink about something, you are extremely pleased about it. As a developer, I'm tickled pink by the dropping prices. Her dressmaker would just be tickled pink if we put one of her outfits in the magazine. Note: This expression may refer to someone's face becoming pink or redder when they are being tickled.
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tickled (pink)

mod. amused; utterly delighted; pleased. I am tickled pink you could come this evening.
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tickled pink

Informal
Very pleased; delighted: I was tickled pink by the compliment.
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