one for the book

Also found in: Idioms.
something extraordinary, such as a record-breaking performance or a remarkable accomplishment.

See also: Book

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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'My first SEA Games is still special because that's the first time I represented the country but the third one, which will be played in our home country, is one for the books,' said Valdez during the announcement of the national team pools Friday at Joy-Nostalg.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS provides a fine literary guide from a humorist who recounts reviews, books, and how he became a voracious reader as a means of escaping childhood sadness.
The debut of the T formation was one for the books: Shaughnessy at Stanford, Halas with the Chicago Bears, and Jones at Lakeland all won their league championships, and both Shaughnessy and Jones went undefeated.