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bowl (someone) a googly

To present someone with a question, situation, or piece of information that is surprising or unexpected. Taken from cricket, in which a "googly" is a ball thrown counter to that which the batsman expects. Primarily heard in UK. Dave really bowled me a googly when he asked if I'd like to go on a date with him. The manager bowled us a googly by announcing we'd have this Friday off.
See also: bowl, googly

throw (someone) a googly

To present (someone with) a question, situation, or piece of information that is surprising or unexpected. Taken from cricket, in which a "googly" is a ball thrown counter to that which the batsman expects. Primarily heard in UK. Dave really threw me a googly when he asked if I'd like to go on a date with him. The manager decided to throw a googly by letting his staff have Friday off.
See also: googly, throw

goggle-eyed

and googly-eyed (ˈgɑglæɑɪd and ˈgugliɑɪd)
mod. alcohol intoxicated and staring. Willy was goggle-eyed and couldn’t stand up.

googly-eyed

verb
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Over went that seductively innocent-looking right arm and hand, with the wrist now fully cocked to produce the perfect googly which would spin from off to leg.
Glue two googly eyes on the other side of the pinecone near the top.
Stick or sew two yellow pom-poms together and stick on a triangle of orange felt or card for a beak and googly eyes or small circles of felt for eyes.
Stick on a triangle of orange felt for a beak and googly eyes or small circles of felt for eyes.
Finish off by gluing on two googly eyes and drawing a mouth and nose.
PAPER PLATE FISH You will need: * Paper plate * Scissors * Glue (or tape or a stapler) * Googly eyes (optional) * Crayons, paint or markers Method: Cut a wedge out of a paper plate.
The reality might be somewhat different and it's your expectations rather than the age difference which could be the googly.
You will need: * Card * Brown and red paint * A red pom pom * Googly eyes.
But it's only when you toss the real googly into the equation that England's real achievement takes shape - with eight consecutive Test wins they are exactly halfway to emulating Australia's all-time record of 16 straight victories.
He trapped former Warwickshire batsman Roger Twose leg before wicket for four with a googly and Bell went in similar circumstances for 25.
Veteran Shaun Udal faced an impossible task - and once he had fallen at slip to Mohammad Sami the game was up, Kaneria appropriately finishing things off by bowling Matthew Hoggard with a googly.
Acting captain Marcus Trescothick, who did not deserve to finish on the losing side after an immense personal contribution, conceded that Kaneria's googly was a crucial dimension which had not confronted them in the Ashes.
These include Bowled a Googly, by New Perspectives and Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company at Corley village hall on May 3 and Bedworth Arts Centre on May 31.
You will need: * Construction paper * Stapler * Pipe cleaner * Torn strips of yellow paper * Tape or glue * Pom-poms * Googly eyes Method: Hold a sheet of black construction paper with the shorter ends at the top and bottom.
WHAT YOU NEED: Small plastic lunch bags which seal across the top Spring clothes peg Pipe cleaner Pair of googly eyes Glue Felt-tip pen Snacks - grapes/cheddars/ cheese snacks etc.