One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Used as an expression of good wishes on parting; goodbye.
farewell, adieugoodbye, farewell, adieuView synonyms
- ‘Without knowing what his redeeming features are, let us just say that your life will be better if you bid him cheerio.’
- ‘When they called and said there wouldn't be time, I said fine, super, brilliant, cheerio, and hung up.’
- ‘And a few seconds before bidding cheerio, a friendly requisition is placed - your contact number, please.’
- ‘If I don't get back here tomorrow to say cheerio, it could be another two weeks before I'm back.’
- ‘David is asleep on the settee and my toasted cheese is about ready so cheerio!’
- ‘I'm Natasha Mitchell, and cheerio from me until we coincide next week.’
- ‘If you're not on that list, you can say cheerio.’
- ‘‘Okay, see ya later, cheerio,’ she replied and hung up.’
- ‘I was unaware of the comments until this morning obviously - I haven't anything to say - but I would assume that he would come back and say cheerio to the players at least.’
- ‘As was normal on such occasions we repaired to a hostelry on Burgh Quay to unwind and to say cheerio before we went our separate ways.’
- ‘I always feel we come to say cheerio rather than to pay our respects.’
- ‘I said cheerio to them last week, but it was nice to be able to comeback and say goodbye to the other members of staff around the club.’
- ‘Two words it definitely did understand were cheerio and goodbye.’
- 1.1dated Used as a toast.
here's to you, good health, your health, here's health, skol, good luckView synonyms
- ‘A big cheerio to Bill, who's not been in the best of health of late.’
- ‘A quick cheerio to the normally indefatigable Lillian, who suffered a setback last week when she thought she was suffering from indigestion.’
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