sorry you asked

(I'm) sorry you asked (that).

I regret that you asked about something I wanted to forget. Tom: What on earth is this hole in your suit jacket? Bill: I'm sorry you asked. I was feeding a squirrel and it bit through my pocket where the food was. Sally: Why is there only canned soup in the cupboard? John: Sorry you asked that. I just haven't been to the grocery store in awhile. Sally: Want some soup?
See also: ask, sorry
References in classic literature ?
I am not sorry you asked it," she said, "for it enables me to do justice to Sir Percival's reputation.
But ask him about hand screw clamps or the best way to use a router, and he'll talk until you're sorry you asked.
All is explained this week and you'll probably be sorry you asked.