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tickle the ivories

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tickled to death

adjective phrase

Very much pleased; happy as can be: They were tickled to death with the suggestion/ I am tickled pink to have been asked (entry form 1834+, variant 1922+)

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tickle the ivories

Play the piano, as in He went on tickling the ivories until three in the morning. This expression alludes to a piano's keys, traditionally made of ivory. [ ; first half of 1900s ]
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