Is this expression "funny how things worked out" used a lot as this meaning?
Yes, "funny how things worked out" is an idiomatic expression that is used to mean it is interesting, comical, or ironic how something ended up to be. It is always used for this meaning. You can also say "funny how thing turned out". Ex: The bullies in school are now working for me. Funny how things worked out, isn't it?
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