verb throw (somebody) a curve
|throw somebody a curve||
- (literal, baseball) To pitch a curve ball.
- (idiom) 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.
Etymology: From the curve ball in baseball which uses a spin on the ball to adjust the path of the ball unexpectedly.
- Spanish: pescar en curva (a alguien)
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