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turn-up for the book(s)

UK (US one for the books) a ​surprising or ​unexpectedevent: Well, that's a turn-up for the ​books - I never ​thought he'd get the ​job.
(Definition of turn-up for the book(s) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turn-up for the book(s)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 意想不到之事,出乎意料之事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意想不到之事,出乎意料之事…
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