news to me

noun phrase

: something one is hearing for the first time : something one did not previously know
"The concert has been canceled." "Well, that's news to me."

Examples of news to me in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The opening of Bulldog News was not great news to me. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 28 Apr. 2024 Again, this is news to me, even as someone who follows this game closer than almost everyone. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 This was disturbing news to me, a co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a 720-page biography of Oppenheimer that was published in 2005 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006. Kai Bird, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Feb. 2024 Former Blue Jays general manager Pat Gillick broke this news to me at a large reception in the Hall’s sacred Plaque Gallery Saturday evening. Globe Staff,, 24 July 2023 This was news to me, but abuse reporting varies state by state, and 911 isn’t usually the best tool. Alexa Gagosz,, 17 July 2023 My editor, Lyndsey Layton, had flagged this news to me in New Jersey. Josh Ocampo, New York Times, 19 June 2023

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“News to me.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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