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English definition of “be news to sb”

be news to sb

informal
C2 to be information that someone did not know before: "I hear you and Phil are going to Paris for the weekend ." "Really? That's news to me."Information and messages Grammar:NewsWe use the uncountable noun news to mean ‘information or reports about recent events’. It takes a singular verb:
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