• When someone says that something comes as no surprise, it means that it was expected.

  • Will not be surprising to learn.

  • Completely expected.

1. It came as no surprise that the government officials had received black money.


2. It came as no surprise that the U.S. athlete won the gold medal this year.


3. It comes as no surprise that Danny is good to his family.


4. It was unexpected but I suppose it comes as no surprise that the CEO stepped down from his position.

awaited, coming, contemplated, envisioned, expected, forseeable, foreseen, foretold, likely, predictable, predicted, proposed, scheduled

Do more harm than good

To do more harm than good means to have a bad effect rather than a good one. To make a situation worse rather than better. To be damaging rather than helpful. 1. I'm sorry but saying anything at this point may do more harm than good. 2. Her boyfriend is doing more...

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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Drop something like a hot potato

To drop someone/something like a hot potato means to disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly. To discontinue; to get rid of very quickly. To quickly stop being involved with someone/something. 1. I dropped the idea like a hot potato because my boss...

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