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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"I would certainly want them to follow their own dreams but if one wanted to do it, I would just be tickled to death."
Then a couple of days later the child is told, "Grandma was tickled to death by the picture you sent her." The child is devastated because she believes her artwork was responsible for killing her beloved grandmother.
"They paid me to do it, and I was just tickled to death to be asked."
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His most common reply was: "Please yourself and I will be tickled to death."
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.
It was something of a shock to them when I decided to run for Democratic senator in the Connecticut State legislature, but Carleton, who shared my political beliefs, said he was "tickled to death" and was very tolerant about my ambition.
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."