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(as) pleased as punch

Definition of (as) pleased as punch

informal

  1. :  very happy or satisfied <We were pleased as punch that he decided to visit.>



Word by Word Definitions

pleaseplay pleased
  1. :  to afford or give pleasure or satisfaction

    :  like, wish

    :  to have the kindness

  1. : used as a function word to express politeness or emphasis in a request

    : used as a function word to express polite affirmation

    : used as a function word to express scornful disagreement, disapproval, or disbelief

punchplay
  1. :  a tool usually in the form of a short rod of steel that is variously shaped at one end for different operations (as forming, perforating, embossing, or cutting)

    :  a short tapering steel rod for driving the heads of nails below a surface

    :  a steel die faced with a letter in relief that is forced into a softer metal to form an intaglio matrix from which foundry type is cast

  1. :  prod, poke

    :  drive, herd

    :  to strike with a forward thrust especially of the fist

  1. :  the action of punching

    :  a quick blow with or as if with the fist

    :  effective energy or forcefulness

  1. :  a hot or cold drink that is usually a combination of hard liquor, wine, or beer and nonalcoholic beverages

    :  a drink that is a mixture of nonalcoholic beverages


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