have a nice day

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Phrase[edit]

have a nice day

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see have,‎ a,‎ nice,‎ day.
    • 2011, Josh Linkner, Disciplined Dreaming (page 99)
      "Oh great, dear; have a nice day at the playground."
  2. (US) Goodbye.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Have a nice day is used as a salutation similar in meaning to goodbye.
  • Have a nice day is a commonly spoken valediction, typically spoken by service employees or clerks to customers at the end of a transaction, particularly in North America. This repetitious and dutifully polite usage has resulted in the phrase developing a cultural connotation as a stereotypical display of impersonality, disinterest, or passive-aggressive behavior.
  • The related form have a good evening is more common at night.

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