you wouldn't read about it

you wouldn't read about it

Something is so unbelievable, unusual, or ridiculous that it would be surprising to see in a story, let alone in real life. Primarily heard in Australia. It's been so surreal, all the fame following the outcome of the trial—you would read about it!
See also: read

you wouldn't read about it

used to express incredulity, disgust, or ruefulness. Australian & New Zealand informal
See also: read