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    Default Something not expected?

    I think "beyond expectation" carries a positive air...will there be a phrase that is the opposite? (i.e. frustrating, less than expected : I have used the examplary expressions already and am looking for a different expression)
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    Default Re: Something not expected?

    Maybe "beyond all our fears"?

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    Default Re: Something not expected?

    I'd avoid "beyond" I think, as it carries a sense of having gone further. Without a sentence to put the phrase in, this is a hard task, but expressions like "under par" might work.

    Two phrases you might like are:

    "to exceed expectations"
    "to fail to meet expectations"

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