Pink of Perfection

(The). The acme; the beau-ideal. Shakespeare has “the pink of courtsey” (Rome and Juliet, ii. 4); the pink of politerase. (Welsh, pwnc, a point, an acme our pink, to stab; pinking, cutting into points.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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