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bless your pointy little head

A condescending phrase used to patronize someone for being foolish or not very bright. You failed the exam because you thought the sun was a planet? Aw, bless your pointy little head.
See also: bless, head, little, pointy

bless the world with (one's) heels

To be hanged. A: "Did you hear what happened to the fellow that got caught robbing the general store? He blessed the world with his heels today." B: "Wow. I didn't know that was an offense punishable by hanging."
See also: bless, heel, world

Bless one's lucky star,

 and Bless one's stars.
Prov. Be thankful for a lucky thing that happened. (Also Bless my Stars!, a mild interjection of surprise.) I bless my lucky star that I met you, dear. I was in a car crash yesterday, and I bless my stars that no one was hurt. Alan: Look, honey! I gave the house a thorough cleaning while you were away. Jane: Bless my stars!
See also: bless, lucky, star

bless someone or something with something

[for God or fate] to give someone or something a valuable gift. God has blessed us with a bountiful harvest. Nature blessed the morning with a gentle rain.
See also: bless

(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
See also: bless

bless your heart

(spoken)
you are a good person “I changed the whole engine in one of my sons' trucks.” “Well, bless your heart.”
Usage notes: also used to wish someone good health or good luck: “I spent most of the day Sunday in the emergency room, and I just got home last night.” “Oh, bless your heart.”
See also: bless, heart

Bless her/his cotton socks.

  (British & Australian humorous)
something that you say when you want to express affection for someone My little niece - bless her cotton socks - won the school poetry prize this year.
See also: bless, cotton, sock

bless you

Used to wish good health to a person who has just sneezed.
See also: bless
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Forty years later, Jacob for the first time uses his authority to bless.
NASA put all its eggs in one basket, but not all equipment needs such precision," Bless says.
Ambrose (338-397) encouraged parents to bless their children, saying, "You may not be rich; you may be unable to bequeath great possessions to your children; but there is one thing you can give them--the heritage of your blessing.
I bless you with oppressive blame of the Azazel goat, as his
Yes, the ultimate source of blessing is God, and yet, we as humans can bless God.
Bless compiled a record of 16-29 with the Axemen, including a 14-27 mark in Midwestern League play.
ldots] All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, because you have obeyed My command" (22:16-18).
BURBANK - Thousands of Armenian-Americans are expected to turn out this week to see Armenia's pontiff on his second visit to the western United States, including a stop in Burbank to bless the site of a planned cathedral.
A typical example of the new prose used is: "Most merciful Father, we therefore humbly pray and implore you through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, to accept and bless these gifts, these offerings, these holy and undefiled sacrifices.
will mark the grand opening of the festival, where the Thai community publicly will bless local dignitaries and community leaders.
At the same time, the NCC also ratified a motion, which would be presented to the ELCIC's National Convention in June 2007, "to reconsider a local option for pastors and congregations to bless same-gender couples.
My mom always made sure we got some of that water, handing off the holy drops from her fingertips if we neglected to bless ourselves on the way in.
The ribbons that I note in increasing numbers on the back of automobiles asking God to bless America are puzzling to me.
God, you who are Father, we give you praise and we bless you because in Gianna Beretta Molla You have given and have made known a woman who witnessed the Gospel As a young person, as a bride, as a mother and a doctor We thank you because through the gift of her life [my mother's life], We learn to accept and honor every human being.
The ACLJ represents James Lord - a senior at Dupo High School in Dupo, Illinois - who was suspended for one month from his daily news broadcast after signing off his December 17 broadcast with the sentence: "Have a safe and happy holiday, and God Bless.