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- n. A figure of speech where an expected word in an idiom is replaced unexpectedly by an unusual one, such as Rome wasn't built in a teacup; also, any surprising use or interpretation of language.
Ancient Greek ἀπροσδόκητος (aprosdokētos, unexpected). (Wiktionary)
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