go figure
Figure Fig"ure, v. i. 1. To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court. [1913 Webster]

Sociable, hospitable, eloquent, admired, figuring away brilliantly. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

2. To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{go figure} a phrase used by itself as an interjection to mean ``How can one explain that?'', or to express puzzlement over some seeming contradiction. [Colloq.] [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Go Figure — Título Voluntad de Hielo (Latinoamérica) ¡A por Todas! (España) Ficha técnica Dirección Francine McDougall Guion Patrick J. Clifton Beth Rigazio …   Wikipedia Español

  • Go figure. — interj. Try to figure it out; Just try to explain that! □ She hung up on me again. Go figure. □ They heat the water to make the tea hot, then they put ice in it to make it cold, then they put lemon in it to make it sour, and then they put sugar… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • go figure — I do not understand this. The paint was really good, so they stopped making it go figure, right? A bus station is where a bus stops. On my desk I have a work station. Go figure. Usage notes: used after making a statement to show that you think… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go figure — v. (Slang) go think about the irrationality or contradictions in what I just said, because I can t understand it (e.g., Jane told me that Tom is not her type of man and she could not spend the rest of her life with such a man and I heard that… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • go figure — interjection Expresses perplexity, confusion, surprise, or puzzlement. The car wouldnt start yesterday no matter what I did, but today it works just fine. Go figure …   Wiktionary

  • go figure — you find the answer, the answer is no    He said he quit smoking, then he asks for a cigarette. Go figure …   English idioms

  • go figure! — informal said to express the speaker s belief that something is amazing or incredible …   Useful english dictionary

  • Go Figure (film) — Figure libre Figure libre (Go Figure) est un téléfilm américain réalisé par Francine McDougall en 2005. Synopsis Go Figure est l histoire d une jeune fille qui rêve de devenir patineuse professionnelle. Pour cela elle intègre une école… …   Wikipédia en Français

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