throw (sb) a curve (ball) Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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throw (sb) a curve (ball)

mainly US and Australian English informal to ​surprise someone with something that is ​difficult or ​unpleasant to ​deal with: MotherNaturethrew us a ​curveball last ​winter with ​record-breakingamounts of ​snow.
(Definition of throw (sb) a curve (ball) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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