Surprised someone with - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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surprise (one) with (something)
To shock, amaze, or astonish one by demonstrating something or presenting one with something. I must say, he surprised me with his honesty. I thought for sure he'd try to deny it or weasel his way out of a punishment. The kids surprised me with breakfast in bed for my birthday.
surprise someone with something
to astonish someone by presenting or showing something. I surprised her with a bouquet of roses. He surprised Roger with a new car.
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She added: "You had aspirations of a lifestyle beyond your economic capabilities." Judge Delahunt said it was a "callous and heinous crime" and added she was surprised someone with
Mubango's convictions could find herself in such a position of trust.
And I was surprised someone with
so much experience could jump to such a quick conclusion.
"I am surprised someone with
Ms Hutton's background as a Brownie group leader should be involved in peddling material which is clearly designed to scare people."