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  • a meme-ish phrase used when one has reached a milestone or accomplished something noteworthy. Derived from video games in which the player works through a hierarchical sequence or tree of goals; "unlocking" one allows further progress through the game, access to more difficult achievements, and often new powers, abilities, etc.

    May 17, 2013

  • Team Fortress 2 used the phrase 'achievement unlocked' since c. 2008.

    I think Portal was one of the earliest games that used this.

    May 18, 2013