• 人の意表を突く[に出る]
    • take a person by surprise/do something quite unexpected
    • 東欧の事態は政府の意表を突くものだった
    • Our government was caught off balance [guard] by events in Eastern Europe.
    • 山田氏の外務大臣任命は全く意表を突いたものだった
    • Mr. Yamada was the last person we had expected to be appointed Foreign Minister.