wouldn't you know it?

Definition of wouldn't you know it?

informal
used to say that something annoying that has happened is the kind of thing that often happens
  • I was running late and—wouldn't you know?—I rushed off without my purse.
  • "He's late again." "Wouldn't you know it?!"

Word by Word Definitions

wouldn't play
  1. : would not

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one

know play
  1. : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of

  2. : to have understanding of

  3. : to recognize the nature of : discern

  1. : knowledge

it play it?
  1. : that one — compare he, its, she, they

  2. used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent

  3. used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning

  1. : the player in a game who performs the principal action of the game (such as trying to find others in hide-and-seek)


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