you might well ask

you might well ask
you may/​might well ask spoken phrase
used for showing that you think someone’s question is difficult to answer

‘How are we supposed to do this?’ ‘You may well ask!’

Thesaurus: ways of saying that you do not know or understandsynonym
Main entry: ask

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • you may well ask — you may/​might well ask spoken phrase used for showing that you think someone’s question is difficult to answer ‘How are we supposed to do this?’ ‘You may well ask!’ Thesaurus: ways of saying that you do not know or understandsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • might well ask — might well ask/wonder/ phrase used for saying that it would be reasonable to ask or think something You might well wonder why we need all these rules. Thesaurus: sensible and reasonablesynonym someone who is intelligent or well informedhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • might well wonder — might well ask/wonder/ phrase used for saying that it would be reasonable to ask or think something You might well wonder why we need all these rules. Thesaurus: sensible and reasonablesynonym someone who is intelligent or well informedhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • might — might1 W1S1 [maıt] modal v negative short form mightn t ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(possibility)¦ 2¦(suggesting)¦ 3¦(asking permission)¦ 4¦(somebody should have done something)¦ 5¦(past purpose)¦ 6 might I say/ask/add etc 7 I might say/add 8 I might have… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ask — [ æsk ] verb *** > 1 try to get information > 2 tell someone you want something > 3 expect something > 4 say you want something done > 5 invite someone to do something >+ PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to speak or write …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • might - may — Might and may are used mainly to talk about possibility. They can also be used to make a request, to ask permission, or to make a suggestion. When might and may can be used with the same meaning, may is more formal than might …   Useful english dictionary

  • might — 1 /maIt/ modal verb negative short form mightn t 1 if something might happen or might be true, there is a possibility that it may happen or be true but you are not certain: Who knows England might win the next World Cup! | Are you going to write… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • might — might1 [ maıt ] modal verb *** Might is usually followed by an infinitive without to : I might change my mind. Sometimes might is used without a following infinitive: I don t think we ll need any more help, but we might. Might does not change its …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • might — I UK [maɪt] / US modal verb *** Summary: Might is usually followed by an infinitive without to : I might change my mind. Sometimes might is used without a following infinitive: I don t think we ll need any more help, but we might. Might does not… …   English dictionary

  • ask — I UK [ɑːsk] / US [æsk] verb Word forms ask : present tense I/you/we/they ask he/she/it asks present participle asking past tense asked past participle asked *** Get it right: ask: The verb ask is never used with the preposition to. It takes a… …   English dictionary

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