Pleased as Punch

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Pleased as Punch : Phrases



Meaning:

Delighted.


Example:

Bryan Adams was
pleased as punch to be invited to play for the Queen.


Origin:

This expression is related to the puppet character Punch (of Punch and Judy fame), who derived enormous sadistic pleasure from his many evil deeds. The phrase was so popular that even Charles Dickens used it in his 1854 book,
Hard Times.
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