this ought to be good

this ought to be good

What the other person is about to say will likely be comically contrived and unconvincing. The phrase is used sarcastically to express the speaker's frustration and annoyance. This ought to be good! Yes, let's hear today's excuse for why your work is sloppy, Alex. A: "He said that he's going to call me tonight and explain why he's been MIA for the past month." B: "Really? Oh, this ought to be good!"
See also: good, ought, this
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