go down in history

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Definition of go down in history

: to be remembered as a very important person or event The discovery of the structure of DNA will go down in history.

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“Go down in history.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20down%20in%20history. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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