take (someone) unawares

idiom

: to surprise (someone) by something unexpected
She was taken unawares by the sudden change in plans.

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“Take (someone) unawares.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20%28someone%29%20unawares. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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