Levin wanted to know whether she pinched McDonough or tickled him.
The one thing that may have tickled them more was when Mitch McConnell showed up on stage brandishing a rifle.
This potential use seems to have tickled the imaginations of many, many bitcoin fanciers.
He was just tickled and amused by the situation, punky and very funny.
I am tickled to see that pundittracker.com has named me one of three finalists for best political prediction of 2012.
When the old man asked him what tickled him so, he could not reply at once, as he was so busy enjoying some joke beforehand.
Her brother's face, gloomy behind the iron screen, tickled her fancy.
His master was as good as the clown in a circus to his tickled ears.
We'd be tickled to death to have you, and for you to have what's left of the money when we get through with it.
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, / 15 Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
early 14c. (intransitive) "to be thrilled or tingling," of uncertain origin, possibly a frequentative form of tick (2) in its older sense of "to touch." The Old English form was tinclian. Some suggest a metathesis of kittle (Middle English kytyllen), from Dutch kietelen, from a common North Sea Germanic word for "to tickle" (cf. Old Norse kitla, Old High German kizzilon, German kitzeln).
Meaning "to excite agreeably" (late 14c.) is a translation of Latin titillare. Meaning "to touch lightly so as to cause a peculiar and uneasy sensation" is recorded from late 14c.; that of "to poke or touch so as to excite laughter" is from early 15c.; figurative sense of "to excite, amuse" is attested from 1680s. Related: Tickled; tickling. The noun is recorded from 1801.
: The sergeant reported that all was tickety-boo
Very well; splendidly: Weitz's report just after liftoff that ''everything's going ticketyboo so far'' (WWII British armed forces)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr the ticket; more likely fr the slightly earlier Royal Air Force tiggerty boo in the same sense, fr Hindi teega plus unexplained but euphonious boo]
Exactly what is wanted: That's the ticket, my dear, at last
[1838+; perhaps fr the winning ticket in a lottery, a race, etc]