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Pleased as Punch

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Greatly delighted. Our old friend Punch is always singing with self-satisfaction in all his naughty ways, and his evident “pleasure” is contagions to the beholders.

“You could skip over to Europe whenever you liked; mamma would be pleased as Punch.”—R. Grant.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Platonic Bodies
Platonic Love
Platonic Puritan (The)
Platonism
Platter with Two Eyes (A)
Play
Play the Deuce
Played Out
Playing to the Gods
Please the Pigs
Pleased as Punch
Pleasure
Plebeians
Plebiscite
Pledge
Pleiades
Plét
Pleydell (Mr. Paulus)
Pliable
Pliny
Pliny’s Doves