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red book

Meaning: any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles.

Example: any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles. Read on

take a leaf out of someone’s book

Meaning: implement actionable advice

Example: I couldn't decide what to do after high school, but my dad makes great money welding, so I took a leaf out of his book and went to trade school instead of college. Read on

bring someone to book

Meaning: make somebody accountable for their conduct.

Example: If Jessica continues with this behavior, I will have no choice but to bring her to book. Read on

in the bad books

Meaning: out of favour

Example: Maria remains in his bad books after the argument between both. Read on

black book

Meaning: a book containing a list of secret contacts

Example: Ann will not invite Bob to the party because he has been in her black books for so long. Read on

turn over a new leaf

Meaning: to alter your behaviour in a positive way

Example: He has not been in trouble this year. He has really turned over a new leaf. Read on

hit the books

Meaning: to study very hard

Example: I have an exam tomorrow, I need to hit the books tonight. Read on

in the good books

Meaning: be in somebody's favour or good opinion

Example: He always managed to be in the good books of the bosses, surprised one and all. Read on

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come to a pretty pass

Meaning: a bad situation

Example: Things have come to such a pretty pass that nowadays parents are afraid of advising their children. Read on

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