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 for the book!"
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