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English definition of “like a thief in the night”

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like a thief in the night

secretly or unexpectedly and without being seen
Translations of “like a thief in the night”
in Chinese (Traditional) 秘密地, 出乎意料地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秘密地, 出乎意料地…
(Definition of like a thief in the night from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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