top of the morning (to you)

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top of the morning (to you)

A generic greeting used in the morning time. (A dated phrase that is nowadays considered to be stereotypical or stock Irish, rather than one that is used ingenuously.) Top of the morning, Bill! That was quite a party last night, wasn't it? A: "Well, top o' the morning to you, my friend!" B: "I wish you would stop saying that to me, just because my dad is Irish."
See also: morning, of, top
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And top of the morning to you, too," I chirped, on my reappearance, having completed my duties as a pretend tree.
TOP of the morning to you and the rest of the day to yourself.