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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!" 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!
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