Wishes

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

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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a blind alley

Meaning: a dead end

Example: The latest scientific theory may turn out to be a blind alley. Read on

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