Take a ___________ out of someone’s book – Copying someone’s good example
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(a leaf is not only one of those green thingies that grow on trees and plants; another meaning is page (in a book.) This last meaning is meant here.)
Note: You can also say: Take a leaf from someone’s book.
Here are some examples of how you can use it:
I took a leaf out of Peter’s book and began my day with drinking two glasses of water.
I should also take a leaf out of his book at the end of the day and not forget to brush my teeth!
Students who have taken a leaf out of the instructors’s book have been doing very well for themselves.