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!"
See also: something
References in classic literature ?
Sir," continued Villefort, "there is something to fear besides death, old age, and madness.
He put up a good fight, but it is something you just don't win.
This is something I also have first hand-knowledge to.
If there is something that we are almost physically experiencing in Eastern Europe, it is how all freedoms and I don't mean freedoms on this abstract ideological level, but very practical, everyday freedoms--imply a functioning state apparatus.
There is something very deep inside of me that resists the notion that I am just the sum total of all my material parts.
To say that you were a world-record holder is something that no one can take away.
This reputational risk is something that could seriously damage a credit union, she noted.
But there is something here that is even more terrible: the silence.
For Walt's parents, it is something one reads about when criminal cases are reported in the papers.
Now all of a sudden it is something we have to worry about.
In the prevalent mode of production (which most other visual artworks adhere to and thus promote)--which is the transformation of material--deproduction is something that at best takes place after the product has been used, not as something inherent in it but as something external to it.
I rarely have a visceral reaction when I see black men with white women, and that is something for which I can thank my cousin.
I really did want an opportunity to encourage this celebration, and I hope that you enjoy yourself here because, as I think I have demonstrated, it is something I feel very, very strongly about.
There is something enlivening about being a crank, and something scary about how easily difference is labeled pathology these days.
Despite my lack of patience, over the years I can attest to the wonderful variety of birds seen from our garden within two miles of Birmingham city centre and it is something worth celebrating along with all the commercial and technological splendours of the city.