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expect the unexpected

Be prepared to face unanticipated events or situations. Climbing a mountain has many dangers, so no matter how much you prepare, expect the unexpected.
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unexpected always happens

Prov. The things you do not foresee will happen to you; when you plan, you cannot think of everything that might happen. It took us an hour to drive to the restaurant, and when we got there, it was closed. I would never have expected a restaurant to be closed on a Friday night, but the unexpected always happens. Especially to me.
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India's economy unexpectedly slowed further to a three-year low after the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017-18 was estimated at Rs.
The Kazakhstan central bank has unexpectedly cut its rate.
The retailer said customers had reported the safety gates opening unexpectedly and children falling downstairs.
The accident has been blamed on the truck that pulled up unexpectedly on the third left lane of the road, said a police source.
Apr 21-May 21 TAURUS YOUR wife will walk in on you unexpectedly and demand to know what you're doing with that white and gold dress.
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Plans for a war memorial unexpectedly pit Carson against Robert (Hugh Bonneville), right, and Mrs Hughes.
Lib Dem MP Ian Swales, 51, unexpectedly abandoning Redcar for "personal reasons" after just a single term is another hammer blow for Nick Clegg's unpopular party.
Three council members from PDSH were missing, votes that could have prevented this decision but they unexpectedly left the room before the decision was reached.
PESHAWAR -- Central Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Finance Minister, Sirajul Haq said on Tuesday the Chief of Mutahida Qaumi Movement, (MQM) Altaf Hussain was not unexpectedly arrested as the indications of his arrest were earlier known to people.
NEW YORK, Muharram 5, 1435, Nov 8, 2013, SPA -- Stocks edged higher in early Friday trading as investors reacted to an unexpectedly strong October jobs report.
Saudi Arabian woman travelling to Houston from Doha unexpectedly died A Saudi Arabian woman travelling to Houston from Doha on a Qatar Airways flight unexpectedly died midflight, it has been reported.
Sales of previously owned American houses unexpectedly dropped last month as constricted supply and increasing rates for mortgages jeopardized the real estate market in the world's largest economy, according to the report.
Summary: Berlin: German industrial orders rose unexpectedly strongly in March, propelled by rising demand -- .
The risk that Britain is entering its third recession in four years grows on Friday with figures showing that manufacturing shrank unexpectedly last month and mortgages approval for home buyers dropped in January.