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verb throw (somebody) a curve
  1. (literal, baseball) To pitch a curve ball.
  2. (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.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: pescar en curva (a alguien)
    (trans-bot)
Etymology: From the curve ball in baseball which uses a spin on the ball to adjust the path of the ball unexpectedly.


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