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that's a new one

That is something I haven't heard before. Usually in reference to an unusual excuse or explanation, often said sarcastically or ironically. She said she couldn't turn in her assignment because her parakeet flew off with it out the window? Well, that's a new one. That's a new one—I've never heard of someone asking not to be paid for their overtime work before.
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new one

see under that's one on me.
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Cancel the policy and acquire a new one showing the proper owner and reflecting the correct dates.
In such circumstances, the old contract is treated as if it were actually exchanged for a new one. In the ruling, the corporation exercised an option in its COLI that permitted it to change the person insured under the policy.