one for the books

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one for the (record) books

a record-breaking or very remarkable act. What a dive! That's one for the record books. I've never heard such a funny joke. That's really one for the books.
See also: book, one

one for the books

Also, one for the book. An outstanding or unusual achievement or event, as in All of the main awards went to one picture-that's one for the books. This expression originally alluded to record books kept for sports but soon was applied to other endeavors. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
See also: book, one

one for the books

A noteworthy act or occurrence.
See also: book, one