(God) bless you

(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."
See also: bless

ˈbless you


1 (spoken) said to somebody after they have sneezed (= made a loud noise through the nose)
2 (old-fashioned) used for expressing thanks or affection: Bless you, my dear. It’s most kind of you to help.
See also: bless

ˈbless you, him, etc.

(also ˌbless your, his, etc. ˈheart less frequent) (spoken) used to express affection for somebody who has just been mentioned: Sarah, bless her, had made a cup of tea.Your mother, bless her heart, is the only friend I have.
See also: bless

bless you

Used to wish good health to a person who has just sneezed.
See also: bless
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