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Throw the Book at SomeoneSevere punishment for breaking of certain rules or laws; highest level of penaltyRate it:

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turn up for the bookA very unexpected, usually pleasant, surprise.Rate it:

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in one's bookUsed other than as an idiom: see in, one's, book.Rate it:

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tacit acceptance of the content of the book itselfTo be silentRate it:

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be an open bookOne's life and times can be an open book by simply sharing, answering queries, being forthright, carrying no baggage or disagreements.Rate it:

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blot one's copy bookTo damage one's own reputation through bad behavior.Rate it:

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blue bookA book of statistics or almanac, usually published by an agency or as a trade publication.Rate it:

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blue bookUsed other than as an idiom: see blue, book.Rate it:

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book dumpingThe practice of donating old used books that burden rather than assist communities.Rate it:

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book dumpingThe discarding of quantities of books.Rate it:

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book inregisterRate it:

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book upTo reserve or book all of something, for example by purchasing all the tickets.Rate it:

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by the bookIn a manner which adheres strictly to rules, legal requirements, or official procedures.Rate it:

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By the BookAs per requirements, exactly up to marksRate it:

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by-the-bookAdhering strictly to rules, legal requirements, or official procedures.Rate it:

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closed bookA person or thing that cannot be easily understood; someone or something incomprehensible or puzzling.Rate it:

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crack a bookTo open up one's books, especially in order to study.Rate it:

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have more chins than a Chinese phone bookTo be exceedingly fat, especially under the chin (as in a "double chin").Rate it:

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in one's bookIn one's opinion.Rate it:

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know every trick in the bookto know all there is to be known about a certain discipline.Rate it:

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know like a bookTo have an extensive and penetrating understanding of (something or someone).Rate it:

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make bookTo be very confident.Rate it:

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make bookTo gamble, either by placing or taking bets.Rate it:

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open bookSomething of which salient aspects are obvious or easily interpreted.Rate it:

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open bookA person who through naivete responds candidly to questions or openly displays their emotions or intentions.Rate it:

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open bookAn open book decomposition.Rate it:

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open bookAn inside angle in the rock.Rate it:

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read like a bookTo be able to discern someone's thoughts from his or her body language or other behavior.Rate it:

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take a leaf out of someone's bookTo adopt an idea or practice of another person.Rate it:

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throw the book atTo apply the harshest possible punishment to.Rate it:

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to be an open bookAn individual's life can be unrestricted in intimate details and become as an open book.Rate it:

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you can't judge a book by its coverIt is not possible to make reliable judgments about things or people by considering external appearances alone.Rate it:

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you can't tell a book by its coverAlternative form of you can't judge a book by its cover.Rate it:

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black-on-blackA reference to interactions between black people.Rate it:

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nag a ramA response to a reference to anagrams.Rate it:

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vale of tearsA symbolic "valley of tears"; meaning the world and the sorrows felt through life. Similar to the Old Testament Psalm 23's reference to the "valley of the shadow of death", the phrase implies that sadness is part of the physical world (i.e. part of human experience).Rate it:

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reach a critical massWhen one works, reworks, tries every trick in the book, one can attain the verge of an explosion.Rate it:

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turn the pageTo proceed to the next page in a book.Rate it:

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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

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an umbrella policyReference insurance terminology. An additional protection beyond the basic policy to cover the unusual, the vastly unpredictable, in a loss or damage incident.Rate it:

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at the end of the dayA colloquial expression of the twentieth/twenty first century referring as to a summary of events, degree of financial or business success, reference as to having a nice day, achieving preset goals, positive results.Rate it:

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juicyUsed in reference to describing a young man who appears attractive, handsome, good-lookingRate it:

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MINASWANInitialism of Matz is nice and so we are nice : a motto of the Ruby programming language community, in reference to the demeanor of Yukihiro Matsumoto, the Japanese computer scientist who designed the language.Rate it:

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a page turnerA story, a book, an article of great interest can become a page turner.Rate it:

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à propos de bottesWith reference to nothing in particular; With no reference to the subject in hand.Rate it:

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a real hotdoggerA Reference to an energetic, active or talented person.Rate it:

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a whopperReference a statement, action, prevarication, story, hooked fish, enlarged or magnified presentation.Rate it:

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aliquid in commentarios suos referre (Tusc. 3. 22. 54)to enter a thing in one's note-book.Rate it:

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all dressedused in reference to (ordering) or eating a pizza with "everything", meaning all toppings (mushrooms, peppers, etc.) on itRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in Soviet Russia, Y Xs youThe Russian reversal, a joke in which the subject and the statement are reversed, usually to reference the propaganda of an enemy that is the exact opposite of the interlocutor. It is usually told in broken English, without articles.Rate it:

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