for a wonder


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for a wonder

Contrary to the expected outcome; surprisingly. I just started exercising again this year as part of my New Year's resolution, and, for a wonder, I'm actually really enjoying it! For a wonder, my son didn't argue when I asked him to clean his room.
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for a wonder

Surprisingly, strange to say, as in For a wonder he didn't argue with the waiter about the bill. [Late 1700s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for a wonder

As a cause for surprise; surprisingly.
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