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be tickle pink這個片語的pink是什麼意思?

be tickle pink這個片語的pink是什麼意思?

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  • 8 年前

    MeaningTo be delighted.OriginThe tickling here isn't the light stroking of the skin - it's the figurative sense of the word that means 'to give pleasure or gratify'. The tickling pink concept is of enjoyment great enough to make the recipient glow with pleasure.

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    2012-02-28 10:38:59 補充:

    I heard people said this, but I never actually know what it really means, so I did a little research, and found something that is very much in detail, so I posted it to share with you.

    2012-02-28 10:54:36 補充:

    to use in sentence: I was tickled pink by the compliment.

    In this sentence, "tickled pink" means "very pleased" or "delighted".

    2012-02-28 13:01:33 補充:

    The pink here has nothing to do with color, it is based on the old English "pynca" meaning "point", hence "peak" or "apex". Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet (II, iv) speaks of "the pink of courtesy".

    2012-02-28 13:03:01 補充:

    therefore, "tickle pink" here means "the delightedness reach its peak" !

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  • 阿昌
    Lv 7
    8 年前

    pink石竹; 紅瞿麥[C]

    n. 名詞石竹; 紅瞿麥[C]粉紅色, 桃紅色[C][U]She was dressed in pink. 她穿著粉紅色的衣服。最佳狀態; 典型, 化身[the S]He is in the pink of health. 他精神好極了。He is the pink of diligence. 他是勤奮的典範。粉紅色衣服[U]衣著入時的人[C]【俚】思想比較左傾的人 a. 形容詞粉紅色的; 桃紅色的The tree was covered with beautiful pink blossom. 這樹開滿了美麗的粉紅色的花。有點左傾的, 有點激進的面紅耳赤的; 激動的; 憤怒的She went pink with shame. 她羞得滿臉微紅。 vt. 及物動詞使成粉紅色 vi. 不及物動詞變成粉紅色The girl pinked at the mention of her boyfriend's name. 那姑娘聽到別人提起她男朋友的名字時臉都紅了。

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