of all things
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- (idiomatic) Especially; more than other things.
- (idiomatic, often used as a sentence adverb) Surprisingly.
- He reached into his pocket and pulled out, of all things, an ice cream cone.
- Well, of all things! Who would have expected him to propose to her on stage?
more than other things, especially, exactly (that thing)