news to

(that's) news to you

something that you did not know You say the jury found him guilty? That's news to me. The boss said it was news to him that some of the employees had shredded documents.
Usage notes: usually said about something that surprises you
See also: news
References in classic literature ?
Saxon made up her mind, beyond any doubt, ere she confided the news to Billy.
The night she told the news to Billy, he withheld his own news of the wage-cut, and joined with her in welcoming the little one.
At the last Yale-Harvard football game, it conveyed almost instantaneous news to fifty thousand people in various parts of New England.
When she repeated Fred's news to Lydgate, he said, "Take care you don't drop the faintest hint to Ladislaw, Rosy.
It would be complete, how- ever, as soon as the messenger dispatched with the great news to the cave should get the word to her husband.
He wrote at once to communicate his news to Agnes; adding, what he considered to be a valuable hint, in these words:
You will find that my maid thoughtfully kept her letter open until the last moment before post-time -- without, however, having any later news to give me than that Mrs.
You've got your big news to disturb the old man's fishing.
Remove the mutton," cried Comminges; "I wish Monsieur du Vallon to sup well, more especially as I have news to give him that will improve his appetite.
He could go to bed now and get some needful rest, before the time came for the morning's heavy duty of carrying his sickening news to the Hall Farm and to Adam's home.
School counselors often have to give difficult news to parents, a process that can be stressful and troubling for everyone involved.
selling The Detroit News to MediaNews while at the same time buying the Detroit Free Press from Knight-Ridder.
Similarly, Keith Williams, communications director for the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, checks the audio news to keep abreast of issues affecting rural America.
Instead, he considers news to be a modern social and cultural form.
After all, in kowtowing to the Butchers of Beijing, the lords of the media universe -- including "conservative" mogul Rupert Murdoch -- have admitted that they shape, mold, and sculpt the news to benefit that corrupt ruling elite.