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 for go figure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Figure \Fig"ure\, v. i.
     1. To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as,
        the envoy figured at court.
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              Sociable, hospitable, eloquent, admired, figuring
              away brilliantly.                     --M. Arnold.
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     2. To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring
        to secure the nomination. [Colloq.]
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     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]

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