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 ?
But he did not suffer me to remain long in this agreeable delusion; for taking a bumper in one hand, and holding me by the other, `Here, my boy,' cries he, `here's wishing you joy of your being so honourably acquitted of that affair laid to your charge.