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"tickled pink"

Posted by James Briggs on February 28, 2003

In Reply to: "Tickled pink" posted by mose on February 28, 2003

: I was trying to find out where the term "tickled pink" came from. can anyone help?

A guess. When someone is truly tickled they tend to go red/pink in the face. They have been 'tickled pink'. This often gives great pleasure to the person tickled (at least to my grandchildren!). Thus, by extension, any pleasure may be described as causing someone to be 'tickled pink'.