surprise, surprise

idiom

informal
used to say in a joking or ironic way that something is not surprising at all
"She's going to be late again." "Surprise, surprise."

Examples of surprise, surprise in a Sentence

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“Surprise, surprise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surprise%2C%20surprise. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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