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One for the books


Unusual. A rare occurrence. An astonishing event. Something rare or very interesting. ‘Books’ refers to the fact that the phenomena will be written about and known long into the future. (Compare to Doozy.)

“When I saw that horse jump from the barn roof, it was incredible, it was one for the books.”

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