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Any political event orchestrated (or apparently orchestrated) in the month before an election, in the hopes of affecting the outcome.‘even the much-vaunted October surprise might fail to move the race in one direction or another’
- ‘That of course came as this year's October surprise.’
- ‘Much of the blame for Enron's collapse has focused on the partnerships, but the seeds of its destruction were planted well before the October surprises.’
- ‘What do you think the most historical October surprise has been?’
- ‘The worst, according to Parvin, is Gary, famous for his October surprise conspiracy theory in the early Reagan years.’
- ‘Well, you know, everyone's been talking about the October surprise.’
- ‘And so the North Koreans would only succeed in isolating themselves further if they're somehow trying to gain negotiating leverage or their own October surprise.’
- ‘It is, in short, the definitive October surprise.’
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