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. As for those of us whose fleeting brush with talent show fame is long gone, we can still enjoy the shock of sitting down to watch telly on a Saturday night and being resurrected by The Lord!
BIG CHANCE: Carolyn, right, with Gary Barlow at the 1987 Song For Christmas competition IT COULDN'T HAPPEN TO A NICER GIRL: Sophie Evans, who has made it through to next week's final, singing on Saturday night
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