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onsen
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:41:04 PM
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Hello,

"After retirement, I would like to lead a leisurely life on my pension."
"Chance would be a fine thing."

Is the use of "Chance would be a fine thing." correct?

Thank you
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:49:49 PM

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Looked this up in the Idioms section... You decide if it fits.

chance would be a fine thing
informal A phrase used in reference to something that seems unlikely to happen. Michael asking me to the dance? Oh sure, chance would be a fine thing!
onsen
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:17:18 PM
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Wilmar (USA) wrote:
Looked this up in the Idioms section... You decide if it fits.

chance would be a fine thing
informal A phrase used in reference to something that seems unlikely to happen. Michael asking me to the dance? Oh sure, chance would be a fine thing!


Thank you very much.

Doesn't it seem unlikely to 'lead a leisurely life on one's pension'?
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:58:20 PM

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onsen wrote:
Wilmar (USA) wrote:
Looked this up in the Idioms section... You decide if it fits.

chance would be a fine thing
informal A phrase used in reference to something that seems unlikely to happen. Michael asking me to the dance? Oh sure, chance would be a fine thing!


Thank you very much.

Doesn't it seem unlikely to 'lead a leisurely life on one's pension'?


It depends on the size of pension one expects to get when you retire.

Some people have very good pension schemes, and can expect to live well in their old age, going on foreign holidays when they like, buying new cars, going out to lunch, playing golf etc as they please.

Others are not so so lucky and will have to scrimp and save in their old age, but it depends on the finances of the person.

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