sağlık olsun*

* Let there be health

Turkish Turkey

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Everyone

When the situation is messed up beyond all repair, one can use the phrase given and try to hide their feeling of extreme sadness and inferiority to the aspects that cannot be changed by the one himself. It is highly possible that a well educated contender at the turkish version of the tv show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" will get eliminated at the second or third question and use this phrase to hide their stupidity in a polite manner. The importance of this phrase is that both sides of the conversation are completely aware that the user has nothing logical or acceptable to say- but "Sağlık olsun". Also, the reciever can use the phrase to emotionally support the other person.

Note: It can also mean long as there is health it doesn't matter, long as we/you are healthy I wouldn't care less, or at least we/you are still healthy.

"We have lost the elections." "(Sağlık olsun,) We'll get them next time."

"We have lost the elections." "Let there be health, We'll get them next time."