I was replying to somebody who said to be going to eat something and rest, and said "Have a good one." I was not understood, and asked what I meant by that.

Bạn đang xem: Phrase meaning, have a good one! oops, did i offend anyone

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


*

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

It could also be used in this context:

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

In that case, "Have 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 grab something to eat, and then I"m going to lay down and rest," and you said, "Have a good one," I"d assume you meant, "Have a nice rest," or, "Have a good nap." I"d regard it as simple wchrissiemanby.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."


Share
Improve this answer
Follow
answered Jun 18 "13 at 10:08
*

J.R.♦J.R.
109k99 gold badges151151 silver badges275275 bronze badges
Add a comment |
4
This phrase is a greeting and basically means "goodbye".

Xem thêm: Món Ngon Đơn Giản: Cách Xào Bao Tử Cá Basa Xào Dưa Chua, Bao Tử Cá Ba Sa Xào Cải Chua Giòn Giòn Ngon Cơm

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).


Share
Improve this answer
Follow
edited Jun 18 "13 at 13:42
answered Jun 18 "13 at 9:33
*

StephanStephan
65755 silver badges1010 bronze badges
1
Add a comment |
0
It depends how it is said. Tone. What was said before it. Take into account who you are talking to. 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 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 to say f-off by some. All-in-all, I don"t like the phrase. I also don"t say it. I also try not to respond. I usually say thanks and leave. Sometimes, I just leave.


Share
Improve this answer
Follow
answered Sep 24 "16 at 1:56
*

Jason KuehnJason Kuehn
111 bronze badge
1
Add a comment |
Highly active question. Earn 10 reputation in order to answer this question. The reputation requirement helps protect this question from spam and non-answer activity.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged meaning-in-context phrase-meaning or ask your own question.


Featured on Meta
Linked
2
What are the possible common meanings of “have a good one”?
Related
2
What's the meaning of “leave it”?
3
“we have different rhythms” vs “we have different paces”?
2
What are the possible common meanings of “have a good one”?
2
“Keep up the good work”.. could this hurt?
1
help to understand “Not the long-molared Mudblood?” in this context
1
How to understand “she'd have a job hiding” in this context?
5
What does “Right in one” mean in this context?
1
What does the two “have had it”s mean respectively in this context?
2
what is the meaning of “so broken of my rest” in this context?
Hot Network Questions more hot questions
Question feed
Subscribe to RSS
Question feed To subscribe to this RSS feed, copy and paste this URL into your RSS reader.


*

English Language Learners
Company
Stack Exchange Network
site design / logo © 2021 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa. rev2021.3.26.38924