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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!
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