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    It serves you right

    Can we use the expression "It serves you right" in a pleasant situation? For example can we response the following sentence in this way?

    A. I'm flattered. Thank you
    B. It serves you right

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    Re: It serves you right

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Can we use the expression "It serves you right" in a pleasant situation? For example can we response the following sentence in this way?

    A. I'm flattered. Thank you
    B. It serves you right
    No. The idiom refers to unpleasant consequences.

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    Re: It serves you right

    What kinds of responses do you suggest for this conversation?

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    Re: It serves you right

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    What kinds of responses do you suggest for this conversation?
    I'm flattered. Thank you.

    You deserve it.

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