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Also, one for the book . An outstanding or unusual achievement or event, as in All of the main awards went to one picture—that's one for the books . This expression originally alluded to record books kept for sports but soon was applied to other endeavors. [ Colloquial ; c. 1900]


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[ak-suh-lot-l ]

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one foot in the grave, haveone for the road