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only to do sth

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