one for the (record) book(s)(redirected from one for the record books)
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 booksomething particularly noteworthy. informal
The expression is based on the notion of a sporting or other achievement that merits a permanent record.