one for the (record) book(s)

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one for the (record) book(s)

A remarkable, unusual, and unexpected event, occurrence, or piece of news. Mr. Literature Snob reading a trashy romance novel? Now that's one for the books! A: "After the concert, I ran into the singer at a pub down the road from the venue. It turns out his mother went to the same school as mine!" B: "Wow, there's one for the record books!"
See also: one

one for the book

something particularly noteworthy. informal
The expression is based on the notion of a sporting or other achievement that merits a permanent record.
See also: book, one
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One for the record book WEATHER records for central England were first begun by academics at Oxford University back in 1659 and show that the world temperature has risen by 0.
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The winter of 1983-84 was one for the record books with cold temperatures, wind chills and snowfall.
The combined efforts of the global IEEE-SA community have truly made this year one for the record books.
Thanks to their enthusiasm, great speakers, fun special events, and celebrating our 25th anniversary, this convention was indeed one for the record books.
That's another one for the record books," added Calzaghe.
Paul Riches, 48, added: "I've heard of fly-tipping, but this has to be one for the record books.
And this year's Cyber Monday was one for the record books, with consumers spending almost $3 billion, according to the Adobe Digital Index.
However, one must give credit when it is due, and this past week was one for the record books under his presidency and will solidify his legacy.
The storms have transformed a relatively snowless winter into one for the record books.
Last year, however, was one for the record books in Eugene.
The teenager scored one for the record books himself during the World Cup qualifier against Belgium - becoming the youngest player ever to represent Wales.
The teenager scored one for the record books himself during last night's World Cup qualifier against Belgium, becoming the youngest player ever to represent Wales.
But the deal that has been hitting the headlines lately is one for the record books.
This friendship saw him invite Cory to Saturday's game, a match which would end up being one for the record books when the non-league outfit knocked out a team from the top tier of English football for the first time since 1989.