1 informal Said when giving someone a surprise.
1.1Said ironically when one believes that something was entirely predictable: we entrust you with Jason’s care and, surprise surprise, you make a mess of it
More example sentences
- All the beautiful old stone work was taken away and, surprise, surprise, when it was rebuilt was replaced by ugly aluminium fencing which is an insult to the locality and a veritable eyesore.
- It also found - surprise, surprise - that women prefer tall dark strangers, but do not like men with long hair, beards or stubble, who like football and smoke.
- Hurricane Fabian is expected to graze the west of Bermuda on Friday night, bringing - surprise, surprise - strong winds and thunderstorms.
Definition of surprise, surprise in:
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