(one) will be lucky

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(one) will 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'll be lucky if I get 50 bucks for it at a pawn shop!
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you, he, etc. will be lucky (or should be so lucky)

used to say that someone's wishes or expectations are unlikely to be fulfilled.
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ˈyou’ll, ˈhe’ll, etc. be lucky

(also ˈyou, ˈhe, etc. should be so lucky) (spoken) what you expect or hope for is unlikely to happen: You were hoping I’d come and collect you from the airport after midnight? You’ll be lucky! Try a taxi!‘Come and see us if you are ever in Australia.’ ‘I should be so lucky.’
See also: lucky
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These people pick numbers at random and hope they'll be lucky.
At this point, they'll be lucky to live long enough to see their claims get paid.
Some realize they're doomed from the get-go; 9 percent of people say they'll be lucky if their resolutions last a month.
If Scotland play like they did in the second half against us then they'll be lucky to finish fourth.
500 team, and if they make the playoffs, they'll be lucky,'' Berryhill said.
This year, thanks to this firm, they'll be lucky to afford any gifts for their kids.