he was pleased as Punch

he was pleased as Punch
he was pleased as Punch
hij was de koning te rijk

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  • Punch — the puppet show star, 1709, shortening of Punchinello (1666), from It. (Neapolitan) Pollecinella, dim. of pollecena turkey pullet, probably in allusion to his big nose. The phrase pleased as punch apparently refers to his unfailing triumph over… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Punch and Judy — For other uses, see Punch and Judy (disambiguation). A traditional Punch and Judy booth, at Swanage, Dorset Punch and Judy is a traditional, popular puppet show featuring the characters of Mr. Punch and his wife, Judy. The performance consists of …   Wikipedia

  • punch — 1 verb (T) 1 to hit someone or something hard with your fist (=closed hand): punch sb in/on sth: Gallacher swung round and punched me hard in the stomach. | punch sb/sth: I punched the wall in anger. | punch the air (=to make a movement like a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • punch — punch1 puncher, n. /punch/, n. 1. a thrusting blow, esp. with the fist. 2. forcefulness, effectiveness, or pungency in content or appeal; power; zest: a letter to voters that needs more punch. 3. pull punches, a. to lessen deliberately the force… …   Universalium

  • pleased/proud as punch —    Someone who is as pleased or as proud as punch is delighted or feels very satisfied about something.     Danny was as proud as punch when he won the tennis match …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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