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do the unthinkable

To do something that would never be expected to be done, especially something particularly unorthodox or extreme. Lena was a stellar student until she did the unthinkable and dropped out of school. If they have any chance of winning this game, they're going to have to do the unthinkable and pull their star quarterback.
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I only wanted people to see what I saw during a trip with the Secretary-General, Ant'f3nio Guterres, to Baidoa, Somalia: People who were doing the unthinkable in order to survive drought and to save their families.
Taking advantage of the chaotic scenes, he goads Steven into doing the unthinkable.
The Netflix original series centers on a group of women doing the unthinkable - making their mark on an industry once thought to be a boys club.
Combined with the guerilla warfare of Boone and the derring-do spying of Parsons, Phillips' risky dual life made for a tense, terrifying and terrific tale of Americans doing the unthinkable to fight back against the Japanese.
This isn't the first time Planned Parenthood has been caught doing the unthinkable.
Given the manner in which his teams play, with intensity, with gusto and verve, he's nearly doing the unthinkable - making Liverpool lovable again.
Jeram Thesia, the 64-year-old businessman from Ingorala village in Amreli district of Surat, Gujarat, is doing the unthinkable.
Regardless of this debate, it is reassuring that there are still heroes out there doing the unthinkable to advance our medical knowledge.
But if England are to succeed at Euro 2016 then Hodgson must consider doing the unthinkable - and drop Rooney.
How else can he argue that only by doing the unthinkable -- invading and occupying Syria -- can he save lives and make a difference for the better?
She finds comfort with the carriage horses and ends up doing the unthinkable and steals apples to feed a poor starving horse, Pegasus.
Someday, some kid thinking of doing the unthinkable might sit in her office.
Neil said: "Playlist is about getting lost, being alone, being led, falling in love, being rejected and doing the unthinkable.
But such is the unshakeable belief in his game right now, he's not ruling out doing the unthinkable - winning all four in the same year, just as the legendary Aussie did back in 1969.
God has revealed Godself through people who have many sins yet are forgiven, and they have responded with loving kindness and compassion and are doing the unthinkable by reaching out to the least of these in our communities, to HIV-positive children and people, orphans, widows and widowers, sex workers, people whose sexuality we least understand and/or condemn, intravenous drug users, survivors of sexual violence who live with feelings of hopelessness and destroyed dignity.