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

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carbon copyduplicateRate it:

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copy typistoffice workerRate it:

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blot outTo obscure.Rate it:

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blot on the escutcheonSomething damaging to one's reputation.Rate it:

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blot outTo make something undecipherable; to obliterate.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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in one's bookIn one's opinion.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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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 inregisterRate 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-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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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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turn up for the bookA very unexpected, usually pleasant, surprise.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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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketInvesting heavily in just one area.Rate it:

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cut one's coat according to one's clothLive according to your means.Rate it:

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have one's wits about oneTo remain calm, composed, or aware.Rate it:

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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.Rate it:

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it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.Rate it:

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keep one on one's toesTo keep one attentive, active, busy or alert.Rate it:

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keep one's cards close to one's chestTo avoid revealing one's thoughts, circumstances, or plans.Rate it:

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one by oneIndividually in succession; one at a time.Rate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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one can't hold two watermelons in one handdo not attempt to take on more than you can handleRate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..Rate it:

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