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unheard of

Very unusual, extraordinary, as in It's unheard of to have all one's money refunded two years after the purchase. This expression alludes to a circumstance so unusual that it has never been heard of. [Late 1500s]
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She actually prepped the race bike that we borrowed within one day, which is unheard of,'' Cody said.
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Hobbled by an ankle injury and on crutches three weeks ago, Roger Federer did something practically unheard of on Sunday - he lost a match.