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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In fact, one of the reactions just about sums up the consensus: "It couldn't happen to a nicer guy."
I am thrilled for him, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy."
I hope at the end of this tournament he gets everything he deserves out of football because it couldn't happen to a nicer lad.
"I worked for him for 12 months and he was great with me and this success couldn't happen to a nicer fella.
Good luck Chris, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
Last night fellow taxi driver Mick Poulter said: "It couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.
"It couldn't happen to a nicer guy and you could see the reaction of everyone, not just the fans, but also the players, the staff.
"It couldn't happen to a nicer person, she's a lovely woman ( I just hope it doesn't change her," said next-door neighbour Cheryl Thompson, 31.
Beaten SheffieldUnited boss NeilWarnock said: ``Davehas hadalot of pressure on him in the last few years and with what has happened to him today,it couldn't happen to a nicer fella.''
"He said, 'Looks like it's you alright', gave me a big hug and said it couldn't happen to a nicer person'."
One local told the Record: "It couldn't happen to a nicer family.
That led to Poll's axing and Winter greeted the news by saying: "It couldn't happen to a nicer man."
A music insider said of the singer, from Halifax, West Yorks: "It couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.
ON hearing that the appalling Kilroy Silk has been suspended from his TV show for making offensive remarks about Arabs in a newspaper column, my first thought was "Couldn't happen to a nicer snake in the grass." And if he doesn't eventually get fired over this, the rest of us will want to know why.
It couldn't happen to a nicer guy, a smarter actor, or a man more totally dedicated to his craft.
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