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expect the unexpected
Be prepared to face unanticipated events or situations. Climbing a mountain has many dangers, so no matter how much you prepare, expect the unexpected.
the unexpected always happens
No matter what you prepare for or think will happen, it is always that which you had no way of anticipating that will end up occurring. Back when I was 18 and just about to start college, I would have never guessed that I would end up raising a family in rural Mongolia. Well, the unexpected always happens, doesn't it? Don't get too stressed trying to plan for all the eventualities, Tom. The unexpected always happens, so just try to put yourself in the position where you can best deal with it.
unexpected always happens
Prov. The things you do not foresee will happen to you; when you plan, you cannot think of everything that might happen. It took us an hour to drive to the restaurant, and when we got there, it was closed. I would never have expected a restaurant to be closed on a Friday night, but the unexpected always happens. Especially to me.