that's one for the (record) book(s)

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that's one for the (record) book(s)

That is a remarkable, unusual, or 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, that's one for the record book!"
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"I often say 'that's one for the book' or 'that's a chapter in itself!'."
The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2017 in Puerto Galera is another event that's one for the books! Now on its seventh year, the team stayed true to what it's known for since its conception-the low-key but fiery line-up.
'That's one for the books but I said it's going to be a nice game.