catch (someone) by surprise

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catch (someone) by surprise

To startle, amaze, or come upon (someone) unawares. That car coming around the corner caught me by surprise. She was caught completely by surprise with the amount of donations she received. Don't let hidden bank fees catch you by surprise.
See also: catch, surprise
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He said:"The way St Mirren played caught us by surprise - two centre-halves playing apart, the runs from midfield.
This news really caught us by surprise, and we were absolutely delighted by it," said Dave Schaeffer, founder and CEO of Cogent Communications.
10) One bad-ass feature--Electic Tech "One of the things that caught us by surprise is a modem COM port that will call your dial-up ISP if your cable/DSL connection bites the dust.
Hibs were up to match-pace and caught us by surprise and subsequently we've lost too many late goals in too many matches.
We had no indication (about the fight) and it caught us by surprise for this extent.
In fact, the demand caught us by surprise last year when we sold more than 175,000 cups over the course of two pre-season games and the home opener.
Woodward admitted: "Fiji caught us by surprise - defensively, we just weren't at the races and there were gaps everywhere.
Beyond their attempts to mimic our efforts, which caught us by surprise, our involvement is non-existent.
We were very, very poor and they caught us by surprise because they were all good and capable players.
This entire situation has caught us by surprise,'' Solomon said.
Venue manager and former Sri Lankan player Jayananda Warnaweera said: "We should be OK for the start, but this rain was unexpected and caught us by surprise.
and the Asian crises that caught us by surprise, among other humbling experiences, have made policy-makers particularly sensitive to how fast the world can shift beneath our feet.
A Corrie source said yesterday: "We have only just found out at the studios and it caught us by surprise.
I'll tell you what, they caught us by surprise on that inbounds play,'' Chatsworth coach Emad Whitney said.