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go down as (something)

To maintain a particular reputation after one's life or tenure ends. You will go down as a dictator if you don't start listening to your people. Mrs. Block went down as one of the most beloved teachers at our school.
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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.