“How could I be such an open book to him when, half the time, I had no idea what was milling around in his head?” -Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Hi, fellas! Do you know what it means to be an open book? Open book is surely one of those idioms with word ‘book.’ It means sb or sth that is easily understood.
Just so you know, we have covered many idioms: from parts of the body, name of places, Ancient Times, and many more.
Today, we’re going to share idioms with word ‘book.’ Here are 7 idioms with word ‘book.’
- hit the books (mainly US and Australian informal): to study
Ann isn’t coming. She’s got to hit the books.
- throw the book at somebody: to severely punish someone
My lecturer said that she would throw the book at me if I kept procrastinating over my assignments.
- crack a book: to open up one’s books, especially in order to study
You had better crack the books if you want to pass the exams.
- read sb. like a book: understand someone’s thoughts and motives easily
You don’t like this gift, right? I can read you like a book.
- blot one’s copybook: to damage one’s own reputation through bad behavior
She really blotted her copybook by coming late to the meeting.
turn-up for the book(s): a surprising or unexpected event
So among all candidates, I am the one getting the job. That’s a turn-up for the books.
- sing from the same hymnbook: to make the same or similar statements, especially to express the same opinions in public asa result of a prior agreement.
Before we release any statements, make sure that everyone from the campaign sings from the same hymnbook. #IOTW