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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Amid speculations about his alleged poor health, President Duterte said he only wants to "do good" in the remainder of his term as he took a swipe at detractors for wishing him ill.
While his rivals wouldn't admit to wishing him ill, the absence of Nadal would've made the path to glory this time round considerably easier.
The President, who previously unleashed profanity-laced rants about the alleged abuses committed by some clergymen, called the priests wishing him ill or dead as "buang" or crazy.
'Stop wishing him ill as far as his health is concerned,' Roque said adding that rumors only give strength to the president.