wouldn't you know it?

idiom

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?!"

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“Wouldn't you know it?.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wouldn%27t%20you%20know%20it%3F. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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