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"It couldn't have happened to a better person."


Could you tell me if this is a compliment or censure?

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Firt, what do you think ,please?

Clive

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anonymousCould you tell me if this is a compliment or censure?

It's basically complimentary, but it can also be used sarcastically to say that someone deserved the bad luck that he got.

CJ

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CliveFirt, what do you think ,please?

I'm not sure because I don't see whether "a better person" means the listener or not. If "a better person" means other better person except the listener, that equals "You(the listener) are not a better person". If so, this speaker meant to disparage the listener.

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