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Good on you

Posted by Smokey Stover on February 23, 2006

In Reply to: Good on you posted by Bob on February 23, 2006

: : What does "good on you" mean? As in "good on you, Joe, that was an excellent play".

: It means you're being complimented ... by an Australian.

What Bob is too shy to mention is that "good for you" is the more usual expression, outside of Oz, and means "you did well." Or it could mean "you did good." That's ungrammatical--or not, depending on what you did. SS