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    Many happy returns (of the day)

    What does "return" mean in the sentence below?


    "Many happy returns (of the day).'

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    Re: Many happy returns (of the day)

    It expresses the hope that there will be many happy returns/repeats of the day, i.e. that the person will live to have many more happy birthdays.

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