come as a revelation

come as a revelation

To be different than one anticipated, often in a good way. Dana's performance in the play came as a revelation—I had no idea she was such a talented actress.
See also: come, revelation
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come as/be a reveˈlation (to somebody)

be a completely new or surprising experience; be different from what was expected: His performance in the race today was a revelation to everyone.My trip to Texas was a revelation.
See also: come, revelation
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