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as pleased (or proud) as Punch

Definition of as pleased or proud as Punch in English:

Feeling great delight or pride: he was pleased as Punch at the thought of the visit
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  • If we give our best and St. Mary's of Galway go home with the cup, we'll congratulate them and salute their success, and we'll still be as proud as Punch of our lads.
  • I am really sad that Fergie was not around on Thursday when I walked out with England at Lord's because he would have been as proud as Punch for me.
  • Because if you visit the region where he started out 10 or 15 years ago, you will quickly discover that his one-time colleagues are as proud as Punch to shake his hand.
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