(as) pleased as punch

Definition of (as) pleased as punch

informal
:very happy or satisfied
  • We were pleased as punch that he decided to visit.

Word by Word Definitions

please play pleased
  1. : to afford or give pleasure or satisfaction

  2. : like, wish

  3. : to have the kindness

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

  2. used as a function word to express polite affirmation

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

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

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

  3. : 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

  2. : drive, herd

  3. : to strike with a forward thrust especially of the fist

  1. : the action of punching

  2. : a quick blow with or as if with the fist

  3. : effective energy or forcefulness

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


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