(it's) news to (one)

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(it's) news to (one)

This is something I was not aware about or did not know. A: "Yeah, Jeff and Anthony have been going out for a few months now." B: "It's news to me. I thought they were just friends." We're not allowed to dump grass clippings here? Hmm, news to me!
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it’s/that’s ˌnews to ˈme

used to express surprise at some information that you have just heard: ‘Max is thinking of leaving his job.’ ‘Really? That’s news to me. I thought he was happy there.’
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Reports from England have suggested the Queen's Park boss is set to join up at the Canaries with his ex-Celtic team-mate but Stark insisted it's news to him.
If BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE are really planning to get married at GEORGE CLOONEY'S villa in Italy, it's news to him.
If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning to get married at George Clooney's villa in Italy, it's news to him. "People have said they were going to get married at my house," Clooney, pictured, said.