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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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Also included in the programme are home fitness sessions and access to the Do The Unthinkable community group, as well as to a personal trainer.
He added: "Some people say that no deal is unthinkable. Wrong.
Like Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Thomson's Unthinkable features case studies of people who inhabit unimaginable realities, among them a man who believes he is a tiger, a woman who is continually lost and a man who feels the bodily sensations of others as he observes them.
I am so mad about this as the damage they could have done is unthinkable. If you are one of those idiots reading this I hope you can run if I find you!"
The Unthinkable: In book 24, after Hektor has been killed, Achilles takes the body and drags it around Troy.
'This unthinkable result is a victory of our efforts to restore the sanctity of vote.
He said: "We are far away from the next Holyrood elections but I think the groundwork should be being laid now for a potential SNP-Labour coalition that to many will seem unthinkable."
'It is not unthinkable we could see $60 (a barrel) by the year end.
I would like to emphasize that strengthening peace and stability in the region is unthinkable without an independent, sovereign and prosperous Macedonia," said Shcherbak.
"We have now reached a point when we must think the previously unthinkable and consider that British troops, acting as part of an international coalition, may be required to mount a ground campaign in Iraq and Syria.
12, 2001, edition landed on doorsteps, staring up at subscribers was a single-word headline: "Unthinkable."
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), July 22 ( ANI ): Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has said that the ongoing Gaza crisis was "unthinkable".
Titled "Unthinkable," Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and the Black Canary (Caity Lotz) face Deathstroke aka Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) with enemies-turned-allies.