Idiom: catch someone off guard
— When my boss told me he was raising my salary he really caught me off guard.
— I hope I didn't catch you off guard when I arrived without calling.
— I've prepared answers to every question anyone might think of asking because I hate it when the audience catches me off guard.
— We were all caught off guard when the teacher told us we were having a pop quiz.
— My mom was caught off guard when my 15 year old brother announced his girlfriend was pregnant.
— You caught me off guard last night when you said you were moving to the West Coast. I'll really miss you when you move.
— Here are some questions for you to review so you won't be caught off guard at the interview.
— The movie star was caught off guard when the paparazzi were waiting for him outside of the plastic surgeon's office.
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