quelle surprise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French quelle surprise (what a surprise)

Phrase[edit]

quelle surprise

  1. (idiomatic, sarcastic) What a surprise.
    My brother made the same mistake I did, but he didn't get punished: quelle surprise.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quelle (what) and surprise (surprise), the meaning in the French is virtually identical to the English, although the English use of it carries a more sarcastic connotation.

Phrase[edit]

quelle surprise (quelle surprise)

  1. (phrase) What a surprise. "Quelle surprise.".