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    Smile not a surprise anymore

    Hi dear teachers and friends,

    could you shed some light on this?

    I am trying to figure out what idiom would be more adequate to describe the act of knowing something already.
    For example:

    This is not any new to me.
    This is not a surprise at all, I knew it.
    It does not surprise me.
    Figures!


    So, what idiom could be used to represent the idea of the sentences above?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: not a surprise anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Hi dear teachers and friends,

    could you shed some light on this?

    I am trying to figure out what idiom would be more adequate to describe the act of knowing something already.
    For example:

    This is not any new to me.
    This is not a surprise at all, I knew it.
    It does not surprise me.
    Figures!


    So, what idiom could be used to represent the idea of the sentences above?

    Many thanks.
    This isn't news to me.
    That's so last year.
    That news has past its sell-by date.
    That news is already being used to wrap chips.
    You don't say.
    I'd never have known.
    Tell me something I don't know.
    Sometimes people just say 'Gosh' (itself rather a dated word, and they hope the 'oldness' will rub off.)

    But there are lots of options - as laboured as you like. 'Did the newspapers have pictures in those days' - not an idiom, but the sort of thing commonly served with sarcasm.

    And, on the subject of service, I've heard tennis commentators say things like 'The man who told you that - was he still playing with a wooden racket?'

    b

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    Smile Re: not a surprise anymore

    The man who told you that - was he still playing with a wooden racket?

    Very good...

    I forgot to mention the sarcasm...

    Thanks Bob.

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    Re: not a surprise anymore

    It's no surprise to me.

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