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curve ball

curve ball

 
pronunciation:
kuhrv bawl
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a baseball pitch in which the ball curves toward the opposite side from which it was thrown.
definition 2: an unforeseen or unexpected event that takes one by surprise or catches one off guard.
The president does not want any curveballs at his press conference.