"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 14 December 2009

To Tickle one's Fancy

To tickle one's fancy means to excite amusement; to appeal to one's imagination; to excite one's interest pleasurably. This term uses fancy in the sense of “liking” or “taste” and dates from the second half of the 1700s.

To be tickled pink means to be very amused or pleased as does to be tickled to death.

1 comment:

  1. And then there's, tickled to Death! I had four older brothers! It was not amusing, at all!