go down as

go down as something

to be remembered in a particular way I think he will go down as one of the most important thinkers in this century.
Related vocabulary: go down in history
See also: down
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If the 20th-ranked Bruins continue their astonishing rise in Dorrell's third season, if their 5-0 start turns into something bigger, that fake punt may go down as the instant that this coach broke through.
I think we may go down as one of the best teams in Miami history,'' said offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie.