there's a turn-up for the book(s)

there's a turn-up for the book(s)

That is a remarkable, unusual, and unexpected event, occurrence, or piece of news. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Mr Literature Snob reading a trashy romance novel? Now there's a turn-up 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 a turn-up for the book!"
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