English Idiom – Tickled pink.
Meaning – Extremely pleased. To be delighted about something. Very amused or entertained by something.
Colours and Emotions:
Different colours can be used to portray different emotions or moods when speaking in English. Here are a few common colour and emotion combinations:
|Red||Anger/Shame||Red in the face|
|White||Shock||White as a ghost|
More Colour Idioms:
- Black market – Illegal trading of goods or services.
- Caught red-handed – Caught in the act of doing something illegal or dishonest.
- 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.
- In somebody’s black books – Out of favour with somebody.
- Once in a blue moon – Very rarely.
- Paint the town red – Go out and have a party or celebration of some sort.
- Silver spoon – Somebody born with a silver spoon (in their mouth) is born wealthy or priveleged.
- White flag – Surrender.
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!
- “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
- 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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