(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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Sarah David, the producer of a company called And Still Dancing, thought she'd be lucky if 10 people turned up for the National Dance Week event she organized last spring.
"She wished me well and wished me good health and I said I'd hoped she'd be lucky enough to see the next birthday," said Ada, who has two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.