In 2014, a patch of 21 four leaf clovers were found in a yard in Sydney Australia. The four-leaf clover is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover which is called a Shamrock. Accidentally, finding one four-leaf clover is a sign of good luck. -Suzi in Sydney… you are VERY lucky.
Hello and welcome to episode 63…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the Idiom of the Day …is… You should be so lucky!
You should be so lucky! … You should be so lucky! …is a sarcastic remark used to tell someone that what they want will probably not happen, especially if what they want is unreasonable. Sarcasm is saying the opposite of what you mean. A sarcastic remark can either be an insult, irritating or funny.
You want a day off next week? That is an unreasonable request, and it probably won’t happen.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… You should be so lucky!
You want a day off next week? You should be so lucky!
Here are two more sentences using the idiom… You should be so lucky!
You want to retire next year? You should be so lucky.
Get to bed before midnight? I should be so lucky!
Here is …You should be so lucky!…used in a conversation.
Do you think I’ll get the promotion?
You should be so lucky!
My cousin and his wife plan to buy a house next year.
Wait. Didn’t they just buy a car? They should be so lucky!
What would you do if you earned $10,000 a day?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… feel the pinch