Wouldn't you know it, (sentence)

Use this phrase when something really inconvenient – maybe the most inconvenient thing in that situation — happens.

For example, if you drove 30 minutes to a library in order to check out a specific book, but the book was already check out, you'd say:

Wouldn't you know it, it was checked out!

The tone of "Wouldn't you know it" is disappointed but accepting, like you're thinking that inconvenient things always happen to you.

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