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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 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.
The Welshman has done the unthinkable and sexed up Stoke - a side slammed for their "rugby" tactics by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in their days under Tony Pulis.
Actress Deepika Padukone has done the unthinkable, declining senior actor Rishi Kapoor's reference.
THE BRUTAL gang rape that has provoked tremendous outrage in the capital has also appeared to have done the unthinkable -- resuscitating the dead- on- arrival women's quota Bill.
GET ON THESE ODDS WIDDECOMBE TO WIN 13/2 The Tory battleaxe has done the unthinkable by waltzing her way into viewers' hearts with her comedy routines WEIGH IN ON WAGNER 7/1 The Brazilian no-hoper has become this year's novelty act and has the backing of the growing anti-Simon brigade GILLIAN TO RULE JUNGLE 18/1 A vegan with a faint constitution seemed an unlikely candidate to survive the jungle .
99 ASIN: B003NSBMHG Many PES hardcore fans will have done the unthinkable last year -defected to FIFA.
The final whistle and sheer joy within the Coventry end that City had done the unthinkable.
In the last few months, the courts have done the unthinkable, overturning electoral decisions and enthroning new regimes.
Wolves had early chances through Freddy Eastwood and Stephen Elliott before Preston looked to have done the unthinkable and breached the solid Wolves solid defence.
The Norris-from-Coronation-Street lookalike, you might recall, was the man brought in to replace Jane Hutt a year ago and, in my humble opinion, has done the unthinkable by managing to be even worse.