- excited and happy
- very much pleased
- His wife was tickled pink when he sent her flowers and gifts at work for no reason.
- He was tickled pink when his old friend called him up to wish him on his birthday.
- She was tickled pink when her painting was selected for the top prize at the competition.
- When the retiring teacher received many messages from his former students, he was tickled pink that they still remembered him and cared to send him their wishes.
- The children were tickled pink when they were taken for a camping trip.
- His parents were tickled pink when he told them that he was taking them for a vacation.
- The employees were tickled pink when the company announced a fat bonus for everyone.
- We were tickled pink when the guests complemented us on our new house.
This phrase originated in America in the early 1900s.
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