when least expected
When something is not awaited, as in My brother always calls when least expected, or You might know that the furnace would break down when least expected—we just had it overhauled.
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Indeed, every teacher is expected to be a Muslim by birth or conversion.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He is expected to spend the next few days closeted with lawyers and advisers at his home, Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.
In all fairness to Jay, he told The Intercept that he never expected to be a major figure in Serial.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Frankly, I don't think even Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow, and the show's biggest fans expected it to be this good.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He expected European capitalism to evolve spontaneously into a market socialism of worker-owned cooperatives.
Hilda, trembling at the door, more than half expected Mr. Orgreave to say: "You mean, she's invited herself."Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
It is only just to say, that the officers exhibited a degree of courage far beyond any thing we had expected from them.
Of course it is only the hardiest Ferns which can be expected to grow well in the town garden.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Instead of the expected general amnesty, only a few special pardons were granted.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
All night long they expected to hear the roar of the pursuing guns, to find the sabers of the Dragoons flashing over their heads.The Red Year|Louis Tracy