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A list of phrases related to the word "surprise"...


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  • By George
  • By George, I think she's got it
  • By guess and by golly
  • By gum ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • By jingo
  • Can you believe it?
  • Caught napping
  • Caught off base ( A baseball expression meaning unawares or by surprise )
  • Caught with your pants down
  • Chinless wonder ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Come down to earth with a bump
  • Culture shock
  • Dawn raid
  • Double take
  • Drop a bombshell
  • Duncan the Wonder Horse ( Nickname of TV news anchor Tom Brokaw )
  • Eye popping
  • Eyebrow raising ( something that creates shock or surprise )
  • Eyes like saucers
  • F*ck a duck
  • Face palm moment
  • Fancy meeting you here
  • Fancy that!
  • Flaming Nora
  • Flash crash ( the sudden drop in the Dow Jones Index in 2010 )
  • For goodness sake
  • Future shock
  • Get away with you!
  • Get the drop on
  • Get the jump on
  • Gift from the gods
  • Go ahead, make my day ( A catchphrase from Sudden Impact )
  • Golly gee
  • Good Golly Miss Molly ( Little Richard song )
  • Good golly
  • Good grief
  • Good heavens
  • Goodness me
  • Gordon Bennett!
  • Great Scott
  • Great scot ( exclamation of surprise )
  • Green Scare
  • Gutless wonder
  • Have I got news for you
  • Heavens to Betsy
  • Hell's bells and buckets of blood
  • Hell's teeth
  • Holy Moses
  • Holy Toledo
  • Holy moley
  • Holy shit
  • Hot diggety dog
  • I ask you
  • I can't believe my eyes
  • I never did
  • I should cocoa
  • I'll be a monkey's uncle
  • I'll be damned
  • I'll eat my hat
  • I'll go to the foot of our stairs
  • If that don't take the rag off the bush
  • In for a shock
  • In from left field
  • In shock
  • Inspire me Surprise me AMD me ( AMD advertising slogan )
  • It had to be seen to be believed
  • It looks good, it tastes good, and by golly it does you good ( Mackeson Beer advertising slogan )
  • Jaw dropping
  • Jump out of your skin
  • Jumping Jehosophat
  • Kick up the backside
  • Knock for six
  • Knock sideways
  • Knock your socks off
  • Like a bolt from the blue
  • Look what the cat dragged in
  • Lord love a duck
  • Mind blowing
  • Mind boggling
  • My giddy aunt
  • My heart missed a beat
  • My word!
  • Nine days' wonder
  • No one expects the Spanish Inquisition ( A catchphrase from Monty Python's Flying Circus )
  • No wonder the English have kept cool for 192 years ( Gordon's Gin advertising slogan )
  • On the blind side
  • One for the book
  • One in the eye
  • Ours is not to wonder why, ours is just to do or die
  • Out of character
  • Out of left field
  • Out of the blue
  • Out of the clear blue sky
  • Pinch yourself
  • Sakes alive
  • Scare quotes
  • Scare the living daylights out of
  • Seven day wonder
  • Shell shock
  • Shit a brick
  • Shlock horror
  • Shock and awe
  • Shock horror
  • Shock jock
  • Short sharp shock
  • Small wonder
  • Small wonder ( Volkswagen advertising slogan )
  • Snakes alive
  • So easy to use, no wonder it's number one ( AOL advertising slogan )
  • Spit take ( spitting out a drink in response to a joke or surprise )
  • Sticker shock
  • Stone the crows
  • Stopped in your tracks
  • Strike a light
  • Strike me pink
  • Surprise package
  • Surprise surprise
  • Surprised by joy
  • Taken aback
  • Tales of the unexpected
  • Talking Book ( Stevie Wonder album )
  • That beats everything
  • That just about takes the biscuit
  • That's a new one on me
  • That's rich
  • The Boy Wonder ( Nickname of Robin )
  • The Wonder Of You ( Elvis Presley song )
  • The mind boggles
  • The shock of the new
  • The wonder of Woolworths ( Woolworths advertising slogan )
  • Theirs is not to wonder why, theirs is but to do or die
  • Thrilled to bits
  • Tickled pink
  • Tickled to death
  • Turn of events
  • Turn up for the books ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Well I never
  • Well blow me down
  • What has come over you?
  • What in the Sam Hill
  • What on earth?
  • What the devil?
  • What's all this in aid of?
  • Wonder Boys ( Michael Douglas movie )
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life ( Stevie Wonder song )
  • You could have knocked me down with a feather
  • You must be joking
  • You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent ( Pepsodent toothpaste advertising slogan )

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