Meaning of “surprise, surprise” in the English Dictionary

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"surprise, surprise" in British English

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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!

(Definition of “surprise, surprise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)