One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An extraordinary feat or event.
- ‘And one for the books, the corporate giant giving investors the biggest dividend payout in history.’
- ‘This contest was one for the books because of what took place between the chalk lines.’
- ‘For a team who have been full of surprises their final capitulation was definitely one for the books.’
- ‘Wednesday a week or so back was one for the books!’
- ‘I already know this night is going to be one for the books so don't miss.’
- ‘As in 1942, Williams provided an early indication that the 1947 season was going to be one for the books.’
- ‘‘This was one for the books,’ the boy says, suddenly imitating his father's banal, platitude-ridden speech.’
- ‘But after what I witnessed, what we all saw well, I guess your report will be one for the books, to say the least’
- ‘‘Well that's one for the books. ‘Unknown hole appears in the side of a 22 foot yacht and sinks.’’
- ‘Somewhere around then though we got drunk in the burger bar which was one for the books.’
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