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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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Slipper boots, pounds 10, George @ Asda, pounds 1 donation to Tickled Pink Campaign supporting Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care
The Tickled Pink fundraising event at Asda in Benton, North Tyneside, is on course to raise a target of pounds 3,800.
Judith Alderman, Asda fundraising co-ordinator, said the company supported Tickled Pink every year and raised pounds 2m nationally last year.
Louise said: "I am delighted to have been invited to record the first ever Tickled Pink record.
Other stars helping the Tickled Pink appeal include Spice Girl Mel B, actress Kate Winslet and singer Kylie Minogue.
Slipper boots, EUR11, George @ Asda, EUR1 donation to Tickled Pink Campaign supporting Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care
They can choose from a non-alcoholic Soft Pink or Tickled Pink cocktail, a Thatchers Katy Rose Cider, the Thirsty Dragon Ale and the Pretty in Pink or Pink Splash alcoholic cocktails.
PATIENTS were tickled pink to see staff at a Solihull doctors' surgery sporting the colour in aid of charity.
Asda in Benton, Newcastle, is collecting money for the store's charity Tickled Pink.
Leading the way for supermarkets is ASDA which has again created a special Tickled Pink range of clothes and other goodies.
Asda South Bank's Wendy Arundale chose an apt hair colour to show her support for the Tickled Pink breast cancer care campaign.
Campaign Lace bra, pounds 6, briefs, pounds 4, George @ Asda, pounds 1.50 donation to Tickled Pink Campaign supporting Breast Cancer
Staff at Asda, in Newtown Road, organised a two-week Tickled Pink fundraiser, including tombolas, competitions and charging colleagues for wearing pink to work.
VISITORS to a Coleshill garden centre today will be tickled pink at the events which have been organised to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month.