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English definition of “joker in the pack”

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joker in the pack

the person or thing that could change the situation in an unexpected way
Translations of “joker in the pack”
in Chinese (Traditional) 能意想不到地改變形勢的人(或事物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 能意想不到地改变形势的人(或事物)…
(Definition of joker in the pack from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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