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Is there a better phrase, expression, idiom or word to show something is going to be surprising? I hope something will be more interesting, exciting and unexpected than just pure surprise.

For example,

I'm pretty looking forward to tomorrow's Apple Event, I hope it will give me a big surprise!

P.S. I hope it can be used in the above example.

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  • I'd say 'amazing', but that word is enormously over-used and its strength has been somewhat diluted. – JHCL Sep 9 '15 at 8:44
  • With a little change to the sentence you might use 'get a charge out of". – user116032 Sep 9 '15 at 17:31
  • @user116032 So I can use like "I hope I'd get a charge out of it"? – chenghuayang Sep 12 '15 at 6:54
  • While you could use it that way, it would sound strange in the US. I've used it only in past tense as in "Man, I really got a charge out of that boat ride." This is REALLY an opinion. – user116032 Sep 12 '15 at 15:59
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Astound. (Taken from Merriam-Webster)

adj. : overwhelmed with astonishment or amazement : astounded

v. : to cause a feeling of great surprise or wonder in (someone)

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's Apple Event, and I hope it will be astounding!

(pretty is inappropriate in that example sentence)

  • As an American, "I'm pretty looking forward to" was never a phrase I heard. It sounds very awkward to me. On the other hand, "I'm looking forward to" and "I'm really looking forward to" are very common. – Sarah Sep 24 '15 at 5:23
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"delightful" - not really unexpected but maybe even better than expected. I'm looking forward to the Apple Event, it will be delightful!

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How about: wow!G

exclamation

  1. expressing astonishment or admiration.

"“Wow!” he cried enthusiastically"

synonyms: holy cow, holy mackerel, holy moly, whoa

noun

  1. a sensational success.

"your play's a wow"

verb

  1. impress and excite (someone) greatly.

"they wowed audiences on their recent British tour"

I hope it would give me a wow!

  • I hope it can be used in my example, more than just a sentence. :) – chenghuayang Sep 9 '15 at 3:20

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