One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express envy at someone else's good fortune.‘‘I shan't bother working tonight.’ ‘Lucky you.’’
- ‘Just heard that Greg is going to London next April for work - lucky him.’
- ‘Yes, lucky you, you who glide through the chaos of the world like the pope in his popemobile.’
- ‘If he gets off to negative publicity, well, lucky him.’
- ‘And hey, lucky you, they want to send it through your bank account and give you a commission.’
- ‘So what are you waiting for, you lucky devil?’
- ‘Several brave souls dressed up to celebrate the occasion, and lucky you, you get to meet four of them.’
- ‘Paulina loves you! You lucky devil, you!’
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