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    Surprise

    Hello guys,
    Some minutes ago I read this idiom:
    Come and take pot luck!

    Is there also a "normal" version of that sentence?
    In German it would be:
    Come, let you surprise!
    You give yourself the chance to get surprised by someone.


    Cheers!

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    Re: Surprise

    It would be 'Come and [let yourself] be surprised' or 'come, and expect a surprise'. But 'take pot luck' isn't notably 'slangy'. When used in more formal contexts, it refers to food (whatever's in the pot); but - by its nature - it can't be used in the most formal of contexts.

    b

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