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go figure

A phrase used to highlight that what has been said is unexpected, absurd, or difficult to understand or accept. The one time I get to the station on time, the train is delayed—go figure!
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Go figure.

It's really strange.; Just try to figure it out. She says she wants to have a conversation, but when I try, she does all the talking. Go figure.
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go figure

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
People say go figure when they want you to consider something they have just said because it is surprising or interesting. The average wage is $23,000 but you would need to earn $31,000 to buy the typical first home. Go figure. When I interviewed her she seemed like a nice, normal girl. So is this scandal true? Go figure.
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go figure!

work it out for yourself (used to suggest that the conclusion to be drawn about something is obvious). North American informal
1999 Massive In the last election, the Tories got 19 per cent of the votes in Scotland and have no MPs there at all, while the Lib Dems got 13 per cent and have 10 MPs. Go figure.

go ˈfigure

(American English, informal) used to say that you do not understand the reason for something, or that you do not want to give an explanation for something because you think it is obvious: At the same time that I was criticized for working too fast I was accused of working too slow. Go figure!
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Go figure

interj. Try to figure it out.; Just try to explain that! They heat the water to make the tea hot, then they put ice in it to make it cold, then they put lemon in it to make it sour, and then they put sugar in it to make it sweet. Go figure.
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go figure

Used in the imperative to indicate the unexpectedness or absurdity of something.
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Upon implementation of AIO's ADAM with Go Figure Technology's GoCommerce(SM) services, the client benefits from a seamless, voice-driven, order process routing, in a natural language, through the company's electronic catalog into their existing backend systems.
The caliber of telephony services that AIO provides is a perfect complement to our full-featured GoCommerce(SM) Sell-Side services," said Marc Landry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Go Figure Technology.
Together, Go Figure Technology and STC will alleviate the online suppliers' burden of generating, maintaining and managing functions from automated order entry to administration of complex pricing and relationship structures, complete payment solutions, delivery options and purchase reporting features.
The incorporation of these integration capabilities to further enhance our overall services encompasses the next phase of development of our GoCommerce(SM) offering," said Marc Landry, president and CEO of Go Figure Technology.
Go Figure Technology offers its GoCommerce(SM) sell-side business services to assist companies with order entry and fulfillment processes, provide sales transaction management of complex pricing and business rules and expand trading partner relationships.
As an innovator in providing sell-side services, Go Figure Technology has created a high-value, feature-rich service to help businesses sell to other businesses," said Warren Rosenfeld, chief executive officer of Anacom Communications, Inc.
The buy-side helps to reduce purchasing costs and can always be implemented in the future," said Marc Landry, president and chief executive officer of Go Figure.
By making it easier for customers to order products through a business to business (B2B) e-commerce service from Go Figure Technology, Inc.
We chose Go Figure as our partner because we felt their e-commerce engine and catalog builder are robust enough to handle the complexities of our custom product lines," said Barry Rutherford, Chippenhook CEO.
Not only does the Go Figure service bring NCH customers greater convenience, it gives salespeople more time to pursue new business and provide a higher level of customer service.
The Go Figure service is an externally hosted, or outsourced, full-featured B2B processing system that allows business to establish their B2B presence quickly and cost effectively.
Trinity, one of North America's largest manufacturers of transportation, highway safety, construction and industrial products, has chosen Go Figure to Web-enable the order fulfillment processes of nine businesses.
Southern Methodist University has appointed Marc Landry, President and CEO of Go Figure Technology, Inc.
amp;uot;Making this move gives us the office space we need to aggressively increase our staff and strengthen our presence in the business-to-business e-commerce environment,&uot; said Marc Landry, president and CEO of Go Figure.
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