(one) would be lucky

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(one) would be lucky

That is very unlikely to happen or be the case. The phrase is used sarcastically or with a sense of resignation. And just who is going to pay me back for this thing now? I'd be lucky if I get 50 bucks for it at a pawn shop!
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I'd be lucky to cross my legs for 10 minutes without getting severe pins and needles.
"Most of them say, `If I could just pass the gas, I'd be lucky,'" he adds.