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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “throw (sb) a curve (ball)”

throw (sb) a curve (ball)

US Australian informal
to surprise someone with something that is difficult or unpleasant to deal with
让…摸不透;使…惊讶(以某事让某人惊讶,这种事情难于处理或处理起来很麻烦)
The weather threw a curve at their barbecue and they had to eat indoors.
老天给他们的野餐会出了一个难题,他们只好在家吃。
Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disastersPuzzle and confuseDifficult to understand
(Definition of throw (sb) a curve (ball) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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