come as a (complete/total) surprise

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Definition of come as a (complete/total) surprise

: to be unexpected The news came as a (complete/total) surprise to everyone.

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“Come as a (complete/total) surprise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20as%20a%20%28complete%2Ftotal%29%20surprise. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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