no prize for guessing

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no prize for guessing

  1. (idiomatic) Used to form expressions emphasizing the unsurprising nature of what follows
    You get no prize for guessing what happened when the spider landed on her plate.

Usage notes[edit]

This phrase can be used as an interjection:

The top student was - no prizes for guessing - Sharon.

There seems to be significant use of this phrase that disregards the normal plural agreement of verb and noun:

There's no prizes for guessing why my mum wasn't happy with that.