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bowl (someone) a googly

To present someone with a question, situation, or piece of information that is surprising or unexpected. Taken from cricket, in which a "googly" is a ball thrown counter to that which the batsman expects. Primarily heard in UK. Dave really bowled me a googly when he asked if I'd like to go on a date with him. The manager bowled us a googly by announcing we'd have this Friday off.
See also: bowl, googly

throw (someone) a googly

To present (someone with) a question, situation, or piece of information that is surprising or unexpected. Taken from cricket, in which a "googly" is a ball thrown counter to that which the batsman expects. Primarily heard in UK. Dave really threw me a googly when he asked if I'd like to go on a date with him. The manager decided to throw a googly by letting his staff have Friday off.
See also: googly, throw

goggle-eyed

and googly-eyed (ˈgɑglæɑɪd and ˈgugliɑɪd)
mod. alcohol intoxicated and staring. Willy was goggle-eyed and couldn’t stand up.

googly-eyed

verb
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Two paranthas served with curd and mint chutney (choose from Gobi/Aloo), a plate of veg cole slaw sandwiches and a plate of cheese and corn sandwiches is our Googly snack package offered at Rs 150 + Taxes.
Glue the two googly eyes above the beak and let dry.
Instruct them to take 10 minutes to do something creative with those googly eyes
In the next over Michael Hussey was lbw to another Kumble googly to leave Australia at 165 for three.
But now the internet monster has been bowled a bit of a googly itself.
The inclusion of the mesmerising googly leg breaker will add a fascinating contrast to the howitzer deliveries of the likes of Akhtar and Jones.
This buddy--let s call him Googly for short--can chat endlessly about his favorite music, and he never seems to tire of answering questions.
OAKVILLE, Canada -- New children's mobile application studio Googly was delighted to find it's first app, Alphabets in the Zoo featured yesterday in iTunes' "New and Noteworthy" section, and amazed to see it reach number one on the education list today.
They are simple to make, using larger shells for the body of the fish and smaller ones for fins, along with googly eyes that you can stick on.
Marine researchers from the E/V Nautilus were fascinated with a purple and googly eyed squid reclining its teeny body on the sea floor.
Coronation Street STV Dev and Erica have been making googly eyes at each other for ages and a drunken Mary finally points out that they fancy each other.
Paint one end red and cut a slit to make the tongue, then stick on googly eyes.
I am working very hard on disguising my Googly and making it more effective," Shah said.
You will need: 2 cardboard egg-box cups Paint: purple and light blue Yarn or string Beads (17 per yarn string, 102 total) Googly eyes 2 large 4-hole buttons Tools: toothpick, white craft glue What to do: Paint the egg box cups, one blue one purple.
At his prime, Mushtaq was considered one of the top three leg-break googly bowlers, claiming 185 Test wickets along with 161 ODI scalps.