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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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FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench probe further into the psyches of those who have done the unthinkable. With help from psychologist Wendy Carr, they apply their groundbreaking behavioral analysis to hunting notorious serial killers.
Head coach Shelley Kerr had done the unthinkable and at the same time restored honour to Tartan Army fans across the country.
Keegan had just done the unthinkable and sold United's 40-goal-aseason No 9 Andy Cole to Manchester United.
The man who I had idolised for what he had achieved at Rugby Park had done the unthinkable and turned his back on us, that was the feeling in my gut.
Manila time) match, knowing that he and the Azkals have done the unthinkable before.
class="MsoNormalWith trembling hands and quaking in his shoes, the man who had done the unthinkable opened the door.
Now, she also suspects Gabi of having done the unthinkable and will grill her over whether or not she did what Abigail is accusing her of.
Mousumi has done the unthinkable because she wasn't a pro but her grit and determination has helped her realise her dream.
Instead of keeping quiet and giving everything to God and hoping that his name would again be re-nominated, he has done the unthinkable - disgracing everybody, including chiefs, that they collected bribe, but did not vote for him, so he wants a refund!
I HAVE done the unthinkable and paid out on United's greatest rivals City winning the Premier League and I'm not pleased.
Yes Apple has done the unthinkable and fitted both the new iPhones with just a single Lightning port.
SO the UK has crossed the Rubicon, done the unthinkable and left the EU.
Voters in the United Kingdom have done the unthinkable, choosing to leave the European Union -- a truly noble project that, whatever its shortcomings, has promoted peace and stability across the continent for more than a half-century.
Co-star Kevin Hart has done the unthinkable - making a film even worse than his last, Ride Along 2.
Chelsea made such a disastrous start that they were just three points above the relegation zone at Christmas, having done the unthinkable and sacked Mourinho.