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1. what's the meaning of "rest assured"? how to use this term in a sentence?

2. what's the meaning of "your good self"? how to use this term in a sentence?

"good self" (or goodself) is one-word or two-word?

3 would it be possible to have " my good self", "his good self" or "their goodselves"...etc ?and how to put these word(s) in a sentence?

thanks for your help in advance.
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1-- Rest assured is a stylistic formula (in an imperative form) for 'you needn't worry because I assure you'. It is usually (always?) followed by a restrictive clause of explanation for the assurance:

Rest assured that we will handle all details of your husband's funeral.
Have a wonderful holiday! I will babysit the kids, and you can rest assured that they will behave for me
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2-- Your good self (three words) is an icky kind of courtesy used by some correspondents. I do not like it, personally. It is simply an overpolite way of saying 'you', and would not work with third parties, I think.

We look forward to seeing your good self at our reception banquet on the first day of the conference.
If your good self would kindly review the enclosed documents, and sign on lines 17 and 20 if they meet with your approval
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"Your good self" – icky³.

It's the kind of thing a dodgy salesman says.

(No offence intended to any dodgy salesmen out there.)

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May your good self mind explaining me what icky and icky3 stand for?Emotion: embarrassed
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I don't know which dictionary MrP subscribes to, so I cannot tell you which definition he prefers, but mine comes from the Merriam-Webster:

icky: offensive to the senses or sensibilities : DISTASTEFUL <put off by her icky triteness -- Renata Adler>

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Rest assured that we will handle all details of your husband's funeral.
Have a wonderful holiday! I will babysit the kids, and you can rest assured that they will behave for me
.

Mr. M.- I hope you didn't intend this to be a single scenario! Personally I think that parking the kids and going off on holiday before the husband is even buried is a good example of ickiness!
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On the other hand, if you can find someone to arrange your husband's funeral, book your holiday for you, and look after the kids – well, you're not going to say no, are you?

Who knows, they may even take care of the partner-elimination angle, too.

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Anonymous:
(Edited out as a digression from the humorous subplot of this thread-- MM)

Anonymous:
(1) The "3" could indicate a source of reference used by MrP, but this is nowhere to be found in his post

(2) To mathematicians, the "3" could mean "ick"y to the power of three - so icky that MrP cannt find a word to describe the level of ikiness
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