Instant Idiom: Take a ___________ out of someone’s book

Take a ___________ out of someone’s book – Copying someone’s good example

Choose the right answer:

A leaf

B compliment

C sentence

D bug



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The right answer is:


Take a leaf


(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.

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