shock of someone's life

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Definition of shock of someone's life

: a very unpleasant surprise He got the shock of his life when he saw his own name on the list.

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“Shock of someone's life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shock%20of%20someone%27s%20life. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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