This page is about the collocation nasty shock
collocation pattern: adjective + noun
an unpleasant surprise
- The news of her illness was a very nasty shock for her family.
- When I realized how much my husband had lost gambling, it came as a nasty shock.
Also "nasty surprise". Note that "nasty shock" can also be used to describe a serious, but not fatal, electric shock.
Which would give you a nasty shock?
Contributor: Matt Errey