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(God) bless you

1. A phrase wishing good health to someone who has just sneezed. God bless you! Do you need a tissue? Bless you! That was a big sneeze!
2. A phrase wishing God's blessings upon someone. We will never forget your help. God bless you.
3. An expression of one's appreciation for another person. In this usage, "God" is not usually used. A: "Here, I got coffee for you too." B: "Oh, bless you! I'm so tired today."
See also: bless
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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
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bless you

Used to wish good health to a person who has just sneezed.
See also: bless
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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