Expressing disappointment with so much for pattern

Expressing disappointment with so much for pattern

Created:26 Oct 2019 15:43:04 , in  intermediate

Pattern

One of popular patterns for expressing disappointment at the current situation which looks worse compared to what was planned or envisaged earlier is:

so much for + noun / noun phrase

Examples

Dogs of one of our neigbours have been barking for the last two hours. So much for peace and silence tonight.

It is raining! So much for a sunbath this afternoon.

Oil is leaking from under the engine of our car. So much for quality servicing by our friend Tom.

Many of our players have lost all their confidence due to a streak of loses in the recent weeks. So much for a successful season.

Tags:  disappointment 

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So much for a pay rise   So much for a good value for money   So much for a relaxed Saturday afternoon   So much for a supper   So much for purchases  

#1 My boss cut our discussion short as soon as I started on the subject of money. in the next months.

#2 I made a decision to buy a book online, but I have never received it. on the internet for some time.

#3 The fridge is on the blink again. I'll have to look into it. .

#4 Staff said, we would meet a family of three hippos in the zoo, but the animals are nowhere to be seen. in this place.

#5 This is year another business meeting which will grind on well into the night. with my family this evening.

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