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good for you | good on you

This page is about the conversational phrase good for you | good on you

Meaning

You can say this to someone if you're happy for them or proud of them.

For example

  • "Guess what? I got the job!"
    ""Good for you. That's great!"

  • "I passed my exams, Dad."
    "Good on you, son. I'm proud of you."

Quick Quiz

Someone could say "Good for you" or "Good on you" if you've

a. achieved something

b. failed at something

c. disappointed them

Contributor: Matt Errey