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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 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 sonsâ€™ 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.