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only to do sth

used to show that something is surprising or unexpected: He spent ages negotiating for a pay increase, only to resign from his job soon after he'd received it.
Translations of “only to do sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不料卻,沒想到卻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不料却,没想到却…
(Definition of only to do sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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