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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

something unusual or unexpected My sister stayed in on a Saturday night! There's one for the books.
Etymology: based on the idea of a record book that contains information about the most unusual, largest, strangest events or things that happen during a particular period of time
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
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But a local flavor was not enough to help One for the Books compete with big advertising budgets, economies of scale and deep discounts.
Heidt, owner of One for the Books, said her store was a communication line with her customers as well as a business.
PHOTO (Color) One for the Books owner Jan Heidt will be closing her bookstore in the Santa Clarita Valley in the coming months, after 23 years.