wish (one) ill

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wish (one) ill

To wish poor fortune on someone; to hope someone fails. The breakup was hard, but there was no animosity on either side—I don't wish him ill or anything. It's pretty petty to be wishing her ill like that, just because she's pursuing a career with a different company.
See also: ill, wish
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For the dozens wishing her ill - specifically death wishes and illness - on social media, the feisty singer-turned-actress told Karam that they're jealous of her and she wishes THEM illness and death instead.
Besides wishing her ill, many posters also want Ms Cote to lose her job like what happened to Ms Dediva.
In quoting Helen's words "over my dead body will services leave"; I am not wishing her ill, I am saying that despite the obvious health need in Llanelli and district, the local health board prefers to centralise services where there are smaller concentrations of people.
In a classsic unhappy family twist her rebellious daughter was also a candidate for wishing her ill.