be (really) something

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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!"
References in classic literature ?
There was something more plaintive than these words, and that was the accent in which they were uttered.
And yet there was something in these few words which seemed to imply that if Mr.
JW: I think that was something that artists both had and hadn't wanted for a long time previously.
The world record was something that I never thought about,'' Felix said.
It was something about connection, about the mysterious forces of life and death.
It was something about the original biblical text itself, something The Prince of Egypt portrays very well.