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surprise, surprise

Said ironically of or in a situation in which something very predictable has happened. A: "I somehow managed to break yet another phone!" B: "Surprise, surprise! How many does that make it this year?" I was telling Sarah about going to the movies with my friend Jess, and surprise, surprise, she launched into another fit of jealousy.
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The This Morning and Surprise, Surprise host added that she and husband Dan Baldwin were "delighted".
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So surprise, surprise, ahem - tonight, she returns for another run of Surprise, Surprise to heap praise, gifts and general niceness on to those people who deserve it most, thanks to their unrivalled selflessness and generosity.
Surprise, surprise, he has the support of a Mr Cameron, a Mr Clegg and gripping on to their coat tails a Mr Miliband, a trio that want to show their "loyalty" by taking Big Ben off the everyday people of our country and, slightly smirking, give it to the Queen.
Summary: ITV bosses are in talks with Holly Willoughby to present a revival of the hit family show Surprise, Surprise.
But - surprise, surprise - she finds what she really wants with the charming and hunky Chris Evans.
Lewis Carroll's wonderfully surreal children's tale gets the Tim Burton treatment with - surprise, surprise - Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter getting prime roles as the (red haired) Mad Hatter and Red Queen respectively.
Surprise, surprise, it was tough going and Amanda didn''t think she was going to be able to pull it off but - surprise, surprise - she began to get the hang of things.
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And, surprise, surprise, the BBC trustees actually agree with me and have apologised - but say they can do nothing George C McIver, L30
Surprise, surprise they have given Dirker Bus Route an extra one, now three every hour.
But it's Mr Saxon - surprise, surprise - who turns out to be the most enigmatic and important mystery of all.
TORY plans to give tax breaks to married couples have already hit the buffers for not being thought through - surprise, surprise.