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English definition of “you may well ask”

you may well ask

(also well may you ask) humorous
it would be very interesting to know : How could Jonathan afford to buy a new car ? You may well ask.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning Grammar:Ask and ask forGrammar:AskAsk is a verb meaning ‘put a question or seek an answer from someone’:Grammar:Ask forIf you ask for something, it means that you want someone to give you something:Grammar:Ask and ask for: typical error
(Definition of you may well ask from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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