Phrase meaning

I was replying lớn sometoàn thân who said to lớn be going khổng lồ eat something and rest, and said "Have a good one." I was not understood, và asked what I meant by that.

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Isn"t "have a good one" used instead of "have a good afternoon" or "have sầu a good evening"? Even if that is not the standard meaning, should not the phrase be understood as "have sầu a good eat" or "have a good rest" at least in the context I used it?


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It"s context-dependent. When used as a farewmotoavangard.com, it"s usually interpreted to lớn mean, "Have sầu a good day," or, "Have sầu a good evening," or (on Fridays), "Have sầu a good weekend."

It could also be used in this context:

Do you want to lớn get together on Saturday? No, Saturday is my birthday, & my husband is taking me out. Oh! Wmotoavangard.com, have a good one.

In that case, "Have sầu a good one," could mean mean, "Have a good time," or, "Have a good birthday," or, "I hope you have a nice date." There"s a decent chance it means a little bit of all three.

If I told you, "I"m going to lớn grab something khổng lồ eat, and then I"m going to lớn lay down & rest," và you said, "Have sầu a good one," I"d assume you meant, "Have a nice rest," or, "Have a good nap." I"d regard it as simple wmotoavangard.com-wishing. It may be informal speech, but I wouldn"t press you for an explanation. I"d probably just say, "Thanks," or maybe, "Thanks, I will."


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answered Jun 18 "13 at 10:08
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This phrase is a greeting & basically means "goodbye".

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There is an entry for it in The Free Dictionary (which groups it with "Have a nice day" and similar phrases), where it is defined thus:

Cliché an expression said when parting or saying good-bye.

It can be confusing because in many cases it doesn"t make sense when taken literally (see this article, for example).

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It depends how it is said. Tone. What was said before it. Take inlớn tài khoản who you are talking lớn. Where you are. The history with certain people or groups of people. All races and Creed"s. How often it is said. Whether or not you would say it. Since there are many variables at play, including body toàn thân language. Many times it is meant as a ordinary goodbye. However, if in the wrong scenario, it can bother you. Sometimes, this can be picked up on. Almost used as a way lớn say f-off by some. All-in-all, I don"t lượt thích the phrase. I also don"t say it. I also try not to respond. I usually say thanks & leave sầu. Sometimes, I just leave sầu.


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