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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And those of us who were mere bystanders should wish them joy of it.
I wish them joy, happiness and love for the future.
This year's Derby will hopefully benefit from the greater TV audience that the BBC will inevitably bring and I wish them joy with it.