Meaning of “be news to sb” in the English Dictionary

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"be news to sb" in British English

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be news to sb

informal

C2 to be information that someone did not know before:

"I hear you and Phil are going to Boston for the weekend." "Really? That's news to me."

(Definition of “be news to sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)