One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unexpectedly present someone with a challenge or disruption.‘just when you think things are working out, life throws you a curveball’
- ‘You pride yourself on being ready for every sartorial curveball life throws you.’
- ‘What gets me so excited about an album like this is the few curve balls it throws my way.’
- ‘"Each time you think you've got one thing figured out, they throw you a curveball," she notes.’
- ‘Just when we got the hang of baking with applesauce instead of oil, the diet gurus throw us another curveball: Forget counting fat grams, they say.’
- ‘Just know that this won't be the last time Mother Nature throws us a curveball.’
- ‘Every once in a while you are thrown a curveball.’
- ‘Every now and then science throws us a curve ball, a technology at once staggeringly useful and breathtakingly dangerous.’
- ‘The ocean always seemed to bring her a sense of calmness and happiness whenever life threw her a curveball.’
- ‘Planning ahead is a great strategy ... until life throws you a curveball.’
- ‘Sharing your beliefs with like-minded individuals in discussion groups can give you the spiritual grounding you need to cope with whatever curve ball life may throw your way.’
- ‘Just when you think you know what life has in store for you (credit-card payments, antidepressants, death), it throws you a curveball.’
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