as pleased as punch

as pleased as punch
Australian Slang
delighted; highly pleased

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  • pleased as Punch — Delighted • • • Main Entry: ↑please * * * I (as) pleased as Punch see punch IV II feeling great delight or pride Origin: with allusion to the delight displayed by the character …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleased as punch — When someone is pleased as punch, they are very satisfied about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pleased as punch — very pleased, happy about    Our minister is pleased as punch when there s a large offering …   English idioms

  • pleased as Punch — adjective Pleased with ones actions or achievements. Syn: complacent, smug …   Wiktionary

  • pleased as Punch —  Extremely pleased …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • (as) pleased as punch — informal phrase extremely pleased about something Thesaurus: feeling happysynonym Main entry: punch * * * (as) ˌpleased as ˈPunch …   Useful english dictionary

  • as pleased as punch — (as) pleased as punch informal : very happy or satisfied We were pleased as punch that he decided to visit. • • • Main Entry: ↑pleased (as) pleased as punch see ↑pleased • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • as pleased as Punch — Meaning Very pleased. Origin From the Punch and Judy slapstick puppet character. Punch originated from Pulcinello an Italian puppet with similar characteristics. In Punch and Judy performances the Punch character is depicted as self satisfied and …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • As pleased as Punch — delighted; highly pleased …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • be as pleased as Punch — old fashioned to be very happy about something. How does Stella feel about becoming a granny? She s as pleased as Punch …   New idioms dictionary