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 boyfriend 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
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People were tickled to death that I could explain it all to them: Why the door was so big, why there was a peak .
If you had not withstood their wild affection, you might have been tickled to death, but if you had resisted their fondling spree, they might have affectionately whispered into your ear, asking what kind of wish you wanted to come true.
This was my first experience at flying in the dark, but I got away first-rate, and felt tickled to death as I buzzed off with my load of bombs.
We came in here hopeful that we would equal last year with the economy and different things going on in the world, and I didn't know if it was attainable, but I'm tickled to death that it was," said Fasig-Tipton president Walt Robertson.
If we're winning, I'm tickled to death," Booty said.
She heard from him, and he's been tickled to death with the gun ever since.
We're tickled to death, though it's going to be an expensive Christmas for the lady,' said spokesman Mark Roberts yesterday.
I'm sure my mum would have been tickled to death to know that she finally had a Doctor for a son.
He joked: "I'm sure my mum would have been tickled to death to know that she finally had a doctor for a son.
Good thinking Kenny, but only if Phil had been tickled to death by a handlebar moustache.
He was tickled to death when a colleague told him I'd praised his performance and said he was a dangerous opponent.
I'd give anything if my dad was here to see it because he would be tickled to death," Pruitt said.
We obviously feel tickled to death we were able to eke out that victory," UO coach George Horton said.