to not believe one's eyes / ears
/nˌɑːt bɪlˈiːv wˈʌnz ˈaɪz ˈɪɹz/
to find it difficult to believe what one has seen or heard
double take
/dˈʌbəl tˈeɪk/
the act of quickly looking at something or someone twice, usually due to surprise, confusion, or disbelief
to hold / hang on to one's hat
/hˈoʊld hˈæŋ ˌɑːn tʊ wˈʌnz hˈæt/
to prepare oneself for an event or situation that is expected to be exciting, intense, or unpredictable
lost for words
/lˈɔst fɔːɹ wˈɜːdz/
temporarily unable to think of what to say or how to express oneself, often due to shock, surprise, or intense emotion
never / not in one's wildest dreams
/nˈɛvɚ nˌɑːt ɪn wˈʌnz wˈaɪldəst dɹˈiːmz/
used when something is so unimaginable or unexpected that it goes beyond anything a person could have ever imagined
to raise some / a few / many eyebrows
/ɹˈeɪz sˌʌm ɔːɹ ɐ fjˈuː ɔːɹ mˈɛni ɔːɹ ˈaɪbɹaʊz/
to cause surprise, curiosity, or mild shock among people due to something unconventional, unexpected, or controversial
bolt from / out of the blue
/bˈoʊlt fɹʌm ˌaʊɾəv ðə blˈuː/
news or an event that causes a great surprise
to live to see the day
/lˈaɪv tə sˈiː ðə dˈeɪ/
to survive or endure until a particular moment or event occurs, especially one that was uncertain, significant, or eagerly anticipated
to drop one's teeth
/dɹˈɑːp wˈʌnz tˈiːθ/
to be extremely surprised or shocked, causing one's mouth to open wide in astonishment
to knock sb down with a feather
/nˈɑːk ˌɛsbˈiː dˌaʊn wɪð ɐ fˈɛðɚ/
to cause a person to become very shocked, amazed, or confused
words fail sb
/wˈɜːdz fˈeɪl ˌɛsbˈiː/
used to say one is unable to say anything due to being extremely surprised, angry, or shocked
to stop dead / right in one's tracks
/stˈɑːp dˈɛd ɔːɹ ɹˈaɪt ɔːɹ ɪn wˈʌnz tɹˈæks/
to suddenly stop moving or doing something due to being extremely surprised, frightened, or impressed
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