Idiom – Tickled pink

  • Idiom – Tickled pink
  • Meaning – Extremely pleased. To be delighted about something. Very amused or entertained by something.
Colour Idioms:
  • Black market – Illegal trading of goods or services.
  • Caught red-handed
  • Green fingers – Somebody with green fingers (or green thumbs in the US) is good at gardening.
  • Grey area – A situation where the rules are not clear.
  • Once in a blue moon
  • Paint the town red
  • Silver spoon – Somebody born with a silver spoon (in their mouth) is born wealthy.
  • White flag – To surrender.
  • Yellow-belly – A person with a yellow-belly is afraid.
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • Your partner has proposed to you.
  • Somebody has done something very nice for you.
  • You won some money in a competition.
  • You got an A+ in an English exam!
Example:
  • “I was tickled pink when they bought me a wonderful graduation present!”
In The News:

Smith & Co. tickled pink to make second-straight all-star game trip

Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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