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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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References in classic literature ?
At the last Yale-Harvard football game, it conveyed almost instantaneous news to fifty thousand people in various parts of New England.
When she repeated Fred's news to Lydgate, he said, "Take care you don't drop the faintest hint to Ladislaw, Rosy.
I will go to Meryton," said she, "as soon as I am dressed, and tell the good, good news to my sister Philips.
School counselors often have to give difficult news to parents, a process that can be stressful and troubling for everyone involved.
selling The Detroit News to MediaNews while at the same time buying the Detroit Free Press from Knight-Ridder.
Similarly, Keith Williams, communications director for the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, checks the audio news to keep abreast of issues affecting rural America.
Instead, he considers news to be a modern social and cultural form.
After all, in kowtowing to the Butchers of Beijing, the lords of the media universe -- including "conservative" mogul Rupert Murdoch -- have admitted that they shape, mold, and sculpt the news to benefit that corrupt ruling elite.
Scripps provided the seed money for Science Service in 1920, he intended to fund an organization that would provide accurate, timely research news to counter the sensationalism and superstition that passed for science reporting at the time.
1932: Keffer sells his share of the Van Nuys News to William Colfax Markham and his sons, Maurice and Ralph.