spoiler alert

noun

Definition of spoiler alert

: a reviewer's warning that a plot spoiler is about to be revealed

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In it, spoiler alert, Ariana goes from eyeballing the boy to copying his girlfriend's look (soooo, her own look, then?). Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Hidden Sweetness In Ariana Grande's Sexy 'Break Up With Your Girlfriend' Video," 8 Feb. 2019 But, spoiler alert: it was really filmed at 210 Riverside Drive (pictured below) with a fake awning, PIX 11 reports. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "You’ve Got Mail," 19 Dec. 2018 The singer made an appearance on Michael Bublé's Christmas in Hollywood special last night to sing not one, but two Christmas songs, and spoiler alert: both were simply flawless. Michelle Profis, Country Living, "Stop What You're Doing and Listen to Celine Dion and Michael Buble's Amazing Christmas Duet," 11 Dec. 2015 In Shakespeare’s play, Perdita comes back (spoiler alert). Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, "10 Details in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale" You Might Have Missed," 14 Dec. 2018 Before anything can be accomplished, however, jihadists sweep into the site and free the prisoners—one of whom (spoiler alert) is Suleiman. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Review: A Hero Enters the Present," 30 Aug. 2018 She was alarmed by the revelation toward the end the film that (spoiler alert) the character of Tully, a night nurse hired to help exhausted mother Marlo, doesn't exist. Elissa Strauss, CNN, "What women should know before seeing 'Tully'," 11 May 2018 By learning the language of alien visitors, the movie’s bold protagonist perceives the world in new ways and — spoiler alert! — experiences time itself in a nonlinear way. Tim Lomas, BostonGlobe.com, "1,000 words for happiness," 1 July 2018 In the evening episode—spoiler alert—Birdie triumphs by helping restore power to a city. Lucy Cohen Blatter, WSJ, "Less Screen Time and Tooth-Brushing Tips: The Rise of Children’s Podcasts," 7 June 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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