throw someone a curve

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From the curve ball in baseball, where a spin is employed to adjust the path of the ball unexpectedly.


throw someone a curve

  1. (baseball) Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: To pitch a curve ball.
  2. (figuratively) To surprise; to introduce something unexpected or requiring a quick reaction or correction.
    He really threw me a curve when he asked me a personal question at work.


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