have (got) news for (someone)

idiom

used when one is making a definite and forceful statement that someone does not expect, know about, or agree with
"You think you're going to win? Well, I've got news for you: you're not."
People tell me that my business will never succeed. Well, I have news for them. I'm going to make a profit by the end of the year.

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Recent Examples on the Web But Bloomberg's sources also have news for those who do want the fastest MacBook. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 9 June 2022

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“Have (got) news for (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28got%29%20news%20for%20%28someone%29. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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