strike me pink

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strike me pink

  1. (archaic) an exclamation of surprise
    • 1902, Edith Nesbit, Five Children and It Chapter 8
      Bill slouched up to the tent and entered. When he beheld the magnificent proportions of Robert he said but little - 'Strike me pink!' were the only words the children could afterwards remember - but he produced fifteen shillings, mainly in sixpences and coppers, and handed it to Robert.