(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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"It's news to us being named in the indictment," said Jim Spaulding, president/CEO of Red Canoe.
I will tell you: a system that is morally bankrupt" London Mayor Boris Johnson , above, takes a pot-shot at the European Commission "In one of Newsnight's more troubled phases, we used to joke that our slogan ought to be 'If it's news, it's news to us"' Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman WRITE Letters Editor Media Wales Ltd, Six Park Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR e-mail readers@walesonline.co.uk FAX 029 2024 3640 NOTE please include your name and address for publication and a daytime telephone number
It's news to us that prisoners are free to enter and leave prison at their own will." Although UNHCR Public Information Associate Jamal Al-Najjar says most of the Ethiopian and Eritrean prisoners are migrants, not refugees.
If there is any criminal investigation into the Goddard affair, it's news to us. If such an investigation does exist and charges are filed, that fact would justify the redactions, but it would also stand in sharp contrast to the low-key response to date, which has included a state reprimand of Goddard Principal Marion Guerra, and the district's review of testing procedures.
Wise was told there had been a tip-off, but one Palace source said: "It's news to us. We were shocked when we saw the Leeds side.
'The Masters is first big event after the Derby - and it's news to us that it's being run before it next year.
'It's news to us,' Keith Cook, operations manager at Warwickshire, said last night.
Assistant Viv Anderson insisted: "It's news to us."
"It's news to us. Darren will certainly not be allowed to head a ball until after his next brain scan which will be in November.
But other words on Bierce's list have long since completed their journey from one definition to another, and it's news to us that they ever had another meaning.
It's news to us. Our fans can expect a lot more from us.
He said: "It's news to us Burkey has turned down a contract.