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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Recent Examples on the Web Her matte red lip and sheer pink looks paired with her signature voluminous locks (cue her Renaissance World Tour moment) will forever go down in history. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 26 Mar. 2024 Last year, the lives of actors were disrupted for 118 days in what will go down in history as the longest actors strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Sonia Ramirez, Los Angeles Times, 9 Jan. 2024 Carlson’s interview will go down in history as propaganda in the service of a geostrategic rival and tyrant. John Hewko, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 These championship rings are coveted, and the winning players go down in history. Aj Willingham, CNN, 8 Feb. 2024 Take a look to get the flavor of AI in 2023, a year that may well go down in history... unless 2024 is even crazier. 10. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Dec. 2023 Lee's achievement will go down in history as only the third holiday song to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100. Jordan Runtagh, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2023 Her style in the film will go down in history as the pinnacle of 1980s fashion — especially fall fashion! Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 She’s been a doctor, U.S. president and a movie star but in the U.K. Barbie may go down in history as the only doll to have contributed almost $100 million (£80 million) to the local economy. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 14 Nov. 2023

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“Go down in history.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20down%20in%20history. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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