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Ways of wishing someone well or ill

have a good/nice something

used for saying that you hope someone enjoys something such as a trip, vacation, or period of time

gesundheit

interjection

used for wishing someone good health after they sneeze

enjoy

verb

used for saying that you hope someone enjoys something that they are about to do

bless you

used when someone has sneezed

a plague on someone

used for saying that you hope something bad happens to someone who you are angry with

may someone rest in peace

used for saying that you hope that someone who is dead is not suffering anymore

greeting

noun

a friendly message sent to someone on their birthday, at Christmas, etc.

regards

noun

greetings

wish

verb

used for saying that you hope that someone enjoys something or that something good happens to them

get well (soon)

used for giving good wishes to someone who is sick

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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