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English definition of “surprise, surprise”

surprise, surprise

said when someone has done something or when something has happened in a way that you expected and that you do not approve of: "I've forgotten my keys again." "Surprise, surprise!"InterjectionsSounds used as interjectionsHabitual and customary said when you are telling someone about a situation in which something unexpected and pleasant has happened: I asked him if he wanted to come to dinner, and surprise, surprise, he said yes!Expressions of surprise
(Definition of surprise, surprise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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