(many) happy returns

idiom

old-fashioned
used for wishing someone a happy birthday and to express the hope that he or she will live to celebrate many more birthdays in the future

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“(many) happy returns.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28many%29%20happy%20returns. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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