bully for (someone)
Good for someone. Used to express congratulations, though it is often used sarcastically to express one's annoyance or displeasure. Primarily heard in UK. A: "I just found out I got into Harvard!" B: "Hey, bully for you! That's very exciting news." A: "I hear Tom got another promotion." B: "Well, that's just bully for him. Meanwhile, I haven't gotten so much as a pay raise in nearly five years."
Bully for you!
Good for you! Well done! Can also be used sarcastically to convey the speaker's annoyance. Primarily heard in UK. I heard you got promoted—bully for you! A: "I'm so excited to have a date to the dance!" B: "Well, bully for you! No one has asked me yet."
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bully for —!well done!; good for (you, them, etc.)!
This expression takes its origin from the US colloquial sense of bully meaning ‘first-rate’, recorded since the mid 19th century.
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