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

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

That is a remarkable, unusual, and unexpected event, occurrence, or piece of news. Primarily heard in US. Mr. Literature Snob reading a trashy romance novel? Now there'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 book!"
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There's one for the books eh, farmers accusing Defra of incompetence, and after they showed such a deft touch with, ooh, Foot 'n' Mouth, as well as salmonella and BSE as the old Min of Ag.
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