bless you


bless you
(God) bless you may you have good health.

“The road just stops and — ah-choo!” “Bless you.” “Thank you.”

Usage notes: said to someone who has just sneezed

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Bless you — is a common English expression addressed to a person after they sneeze. The origin of the custom and its original purpose are unknown. In current practice, it is a socially recommended response.Origins and legendsSeveral possible origins are… …   Wikipedia

  • bless you! — 1. For God bless you!, used superstitiously to someone who has just sneezed 2. An expression of gratitude or affection • • • Main Entry: ↑bless * * * said to a person who has just sneezed Origin: from the phrase (may) God bless you …   Useful english dictionary

  • bless you! — ► bless you! said to a person who has just sneezed. Main Entry: ↑bless …   English terms dictionary

  • bless you! — said to a person who has just sneezed. [from the phr. (may) God bless you.] → bless …   English new terms dictionary

  • bless you — spoken 1) used when you want to thank someone Oh bless you, I d love a cup of tea. 2) used when someone has sneezed …   English dictionary

  • bless you — interjection a) Short for (may) God bless you: said as a short prayer for the recipient. b) Said to someone who has just sneezed, as a polite remark …   Wiktionary

  • bless you! — Gesundheit! (said after someone sneezes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bless you! —  1. Emph. form of thanks.  2. Traditional (and meaningless) response to someone who sneezes …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • BLESS YOU — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bless You (Martha and the Vandellas song) — Infobox Single Name = Bless You Artist = Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Album = Black Magic B side = Hope I Don t Get My Heart Broke Released = September 1971 Recorded = Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan Hitsville West, Los Angeles, California,… …   Wikipedia