couldn't happen to a nicer (person)

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couldn't happen to a nicer (person)

Of an outcome, completely deserved by the person or people in question. Sometimes used sarcastically when referring to a negative event happening to an unpleasant person. Dawn and her partner are expecting their first child this summer. They're so excited, and it couldn't happen to a nicer couple. I hear that jerk Tony is heading into bankruptcy—couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
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I really hope there's a pot of career gold waiting for Sophie at the end of the rainbow as it couldn't happen to a nicer girl.
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