more power to you/him/them

more power to (someone or something)

May someone or something find success in their activity or pursuit. Hey, if they want to spend all their free time in front of a computer screen, then more power to them. You want to be an auto mechanic when you graduate? Well, I don't have any idea what I want to be, so more power to you!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

more power to you/him/them

Good for you; good luck. This earlier version of right on dates from the mid-nineteenth century. A variant that appeared on both sides of the Atlantic is “More power to your elbow,” an encouragement to drink more, which first appeared in print in 1860 in a letter of James Russell Lowell’s and was repeated by Shaw in John Bull’s Other Island. That version is now obsolete, but the cliché survives.
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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