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be (really) something

To be particularly noteworthy, remarkable, interesting, special, or impressive. Wow, this new car of yours is really something! A: "I hope we get a chance to meet the band after the concert." B: "Yeah, now that would be really something!"
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THAT'S something a clumsy old sailor's tongue mustn't meddle with.
He beat Morse at billiards, and that's something to brag of, for Morse thinks he knows everything.
That's something like a lover-- that's the way handsome Bob Spicer carried off my poor mother; and then got tired of her before I was weaned--though they only had to wait eight months for me
Happily those brutes can't fly," remarked Joe; "and that's something.
That's something new, I am sure, when anybody wants to hear of me.
I disgrace nobody and cumber nobody; that's something.
Well, stranger," the other drawled irritatingly, "I don't mind telling you that's something I ain't worked out for myself.
Well, that's something,' the affianced replies, half grumbling.
He made friends with him instantly, and you know that's something he never did with anybody before.
Well, that's something, for I have not the shadow of one," said Athos cooly; "but as to D'Artagnan, gentlemen, the idea of belonging to OURS has driven him out of his senses.
You're solid on that point, and that's something, seeing I'm only a beginner.
And that's something Wardle feels could change this time around.
If there's a possibility we can get anybody in that's something I'll discuss with Don (Bircham) and Barry (Horne) but ideally I'd like to give most of the current players the chance to show me what they are all about.
We probably need a bit more support - that extra bit of quality - at the top end of the field and that's something we'll looK out for.
They have three 90mph bowlers and that's something we are going to have to deal with.