go figure


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

go figure

A phrase used to highlight that something is comical or ridiculous. The one time I get to the station on time, the train is delayed—go figure!
See also: figure

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.
See also: figure

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.
See also: figure

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!
See also: figure

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.
See also: figure

go figure

Used in the imperative to indicate the unexpectedness or absurdity of something.
See also: figure
References in periodicals archive ?
Go Figure bundles personal computer hardware and services for resale by their clients to consumers.
Marc Landry, chief executive officer of Go Figure said, "The free PC market is set to grow rapidly, offering us the opportunity to become a dominant player.
Go Figure Technology's GoCommerce(SM) services include a "Sell-Side" e-commerce application that serves as a business tool for companies wanting to manage their complex selling and marketing processes over the Internet.
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.
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.
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.
With more than 19 years' experience as an engineer, consultant and senior manager, Riley was one of the first members of the Go Figure management team.
Customers of NCH Corporation, a leading supplier of maintenance and repair products for industrial equipment, can now order products via the Web through a business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce service developed by Go Figure Technology, Inc.
Go Figure Technology announced today that it has been selected by Trinity Industries, Inc.
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.
Dallas-based Go Figure Technology says that with a little forward thinking, many of these holiday heartbreaks could have been prevented.