Wishes

rest in peace (RIP)

Meaning: respect, sympathy and well wishes for a deceased person

Example: He was a kind, caring and well-loved family man. May he rest in peace. Read on

pat on the back

Meaning: to receive or express praise for a job well done

Example: He received a pat on the back from his boss from the new project that he landed. Read on

bucket list

Meaning: a list of achievements or experiences someone wants to have during their lifetime

Example: Go and buy some sweaters, I have many other things left on my bucket list. Read on

sleep tight

Meaning: an affectionate way of wishing someone a good night's sleep

Example: I am going to bed now. Good night, sleep tight. Read on

not at all

Meaning: a polite response when someone says "thank you" - as a synonym for "you're welcome"

Example: Thank you so much for helping with my move. Not at all. Read on

all the best

Meaning: a polite way to end a letter or email

Example: We would like to wish you all the best in the year to come. Read on

bon appetit

Meaning: enjoy your meal/food

Example: I want to thank you all for coming to my dinner party, and I'd like to wish you all bon appetit! Read on

if wishes were horses, beggars would ride

Meaning: To wish for things does not yield to anything.

Example: She told me she wanted to become Miss Universe and I said, "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride". How else was I to react to such an absurd thing? Read on

break a leg

Meaning: good luck

Example: "Break a leg!" shouted the stage director to his actors before the beginning of the play. Read on

fingers crossed

Meaning: a gesture of crossed fingers used to express good luck

Example: Good luck with your test tomorrow. I'll have my fingers crossed. Read on

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sell like hot cakes

Meaning: be a great commercial success

Example: These books are selling like hotcakes. Read on

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