That ain't the way I heard it

That ain't the way I heard it.

Rur. That is not the way I heard the story told. (The highly informal word ain't is built into the expression.) John: It seemed like a real riot, then Sally called the police and things calmed down. Sue: That ain't the way I heard it. John: What? Sue: Somebody said the neighbors called the police. Fred: Four of us went fishing and were staying in this cabin. These women stopped and said they were having car trouble. What could we do? Sally: That ain't the way I heard it.
See also: hear, that, way