wish (one) joy

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wish (one) joy

To offer someone congratulations and hope for good fortune in the future. I called my niece to wish her joy after hearing that she'd gotten engaged.
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wish someone joy

used to congratulate someone on something. British, chiefly ironic
2001 Daily Telegraph I…wish Lord Hamlyn , Tony and Cherie every possible joy of sex, money, and all the rest of it.
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References in classic literature ?
You're come into your luck a good deal earlier than us old folks did; but I wish you joy, I wish you joy.
Well, my dear, I wish you joy of your brother-in-law.
And let me wish you joy also, dear friend," he added, looking sadly at the Earl, and speaking in the same hollow tones that had startled us so much.
To all of you this Christmas, whether you're coping with the pleasures and chaos of family life, remembering lost loved ones, or battling illness, we wish you joy.
The girl in the middle then takes the young man of her choice, and the rest sing: "Now you're married I wish you joy.
Remember, sweet Kate, you had first call on my heart, but should another come your way among your many suitors I shall be first to wish you joy.