Definition of you or he etc. will be lucky or should be so lucky in English:

you (or he etc.) will be lucky (or should be so lucky)

  • Used to imply in an ironic or resigned way that someone’s wishes or expectations are unlikely to be fulfilled: ‘A shirt would be nice.’ ‘You’ll be lucky.’
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    • I wasn't made for Kylie - she should be so lucky.
    • In view of the current weakness in corporation tax receipts - he should be so lucky.
    • How I envy your ability to get over things and move on. I should be so lucky.
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