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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References in classic literature ?
Soon afterwards the wolf came and wished him joy, and said, 'Now, my good fellow, you must tell no tales, but turn your head the other way when I want to taste one of the old shepherd's fine fat sheep.' 'No,' said the Sultan; 'I will be true to my master.' However, the wolf thought he was in joke, and came one night to get a dainty morsel.