(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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But I bet if you polled 20 users of a Garmin or Honeywell portable GPS you'd be lucky to find one who had seen the unit completely fail.
Normally, in the very early phase that we were in, you'd be lucky to find indicator minerals.
In fact, you'd be lucky to find one for less than eight times that amount.
If you have the misfortune of finding yourself drifting on a raft at sea or desperately foraging for food in the deep woods, you'd be lucky if you remembered to bring your SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea (HarperCollins, $19.
Most times you'd be lucky to get even a third of a video game's original value.