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    so much for good intentions

    He's late again. So much for good intentions!

    What does the second sentence mean? Whose good intentions? What kind of intentions for example?

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    Re: so much for good intentions

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    He's late again. So much for good intentions!

    What does the second sentence mean? Whose good intentions? What kind of intentions for example?

    Thanks!
    The person who was late again must have made a resolution to be on time from now on. That was his good intention.

    Then, in spite of his good intentions to arrive on time all the time, he was late. So much for that resolution!

    "So much for that!" is an expression indicating that you have given up; or abandoned, discarded, quit, or disposed of something; or that it has been dismissed or can be disregarded.

    You might use it wherever you would exclaim "Fail!"

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