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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.
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."
bless (one's) cotton socks
An expression of one's fondness for another person. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Look at this picture that my sweet daughter drew me, bless her cotton socks!
bless (one's) heart
An expression of one's fondness or appreciation for another person. Look at this picture that my sweet daughter drew me, bless her heart! I know I can always count on you to help me in a crisis, bless your heart.
bless (one's) lucky star(s)
An expression of appreciation for a beneficial occurrence. You should bless your lucky stars that you managed to avoid that violent car accident. We bless our lucky star that we were able to get a home in this neighborhood at such a reasonable price.
bless my stars
An exclamation of surprise. Oh, bless my stars! Don't sneak up on me like that!
bless (one) with (something)
1. To bestow something favorable upon someone, as of a gift from God. The Lord has blessed us with fine weather during the harvest season.
2. To anoint someone with something during a religious ritual. The priest blessed the baby with holy oil during the baptism ceremony.
(God) bless you
1. An phrase wishing good health to someone who has just sneezed. God bless you! Do you need a tissue?
2. An expression of one's appreciation for another person. "God" is not usually mentioned in this usage. A: "Here, I got coffee for you too." B: "Oh, bless you! I'm so tired today."
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!
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.
(God) bless you
may you have good health â€œThe road just stops and - ah-choo!â€ â€œBless you.â€ â€œThank you.â€
Usage notes: said to someone who has just sneezed
bless your heart(spoken)
you are a good person â€œI changed the whole engine in one of my sons' trucks.â€ â€œWell, bless your heart.â€
Usage notes: also used to wish someone good health or good luck: â€œI spent most of the day Sunday in the emergency room, and I just got home last night.â€ â€œOh, bless your heart.â€
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.
Used to wish good health to a person who has just sneezed.