Definition of wish someone joy in English:

wish someone joy

phrase

British
ironic
  • Congratulate someone.

    ‘I wish you joy of your marriage’
    • ‘Elizabeth explains how greatly her feelings for Darcy have changed, and once her father learns of what Darcy did for Lydia, he sees that Elizabeth is serious and wishes her joy.’
    • ‘I wish you joy on your inner journey to clarity and health.’
    • ‘I did not know what to say to Yrling, and so said simply, ‘My Lord, I wish you joy.’’
    • ‘I believe soon, Christine, we shall be wishing you joy!’
    • ‘Tomas is a very popular young man and we wish him joy and fulfilment in his ministry as a priest of the diocese.’
    • ‘The community wish them joy, good wishes and congratulations.’
    • ‘Gallantly, then, the captain advanced and tenderly bowed to Priscilla, ‘wishing her joy of her wedding, and loudly lauding her husband.’’
    • ‘So I think she is a person with an usual gift for loving kindness and forgiveness, and I wish her joy and happiness in her marriage.’
    • ‘And because I am a grownup person, and very well-sorted out, I wish you joy.’
    • ‘He wouldn't dance at her wedding - had turned down the invitation - but he wished her joy.’
    give someone one's good wishes, wish someone good luck, wish someone joy, drink someone's health, toast, drink to, drink a toast to
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