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blot (one's) copy book

To tarnish, damage, or ruin one's reputation by behaving badly or committing some mistake or social transgression. Refers to a child's copy book, the blotting (staining with ink) of which ruins one's work. Primarily heard in UK. The local councilor blotted his copy book when it came to light that he had accepted bribes to allow unregulated development projects to go ahead. I really blotted my copy book when I spilled my drink on the visiting dignitary last night.
See also: blot, book, copy

carbon copy

1. A copy of a document that is made by placing a sheet of carbon paper under the original so that the print gets transferred from the original to the sheet of paper below it. Carbon copies are largely obsolete but are still used in some cases for receipts. Could you please make a carbon copy of that invoice? I need it for my records.
2. To include additional recipients on an email message that is intended for, or directed to, another person. Often abbreviated as "cc. Please carbon copy me on that email to Janice. I want her to know I am aware of the situation.
3. A person or thing that closely resembles someone or something else in looks or attributes. Even though they were born several years apart, Darren is a carbon copy of his brother. They have the same gait, mannerisms, and hairstyle.
See also: carbon, copy

copy something down (from someone or something)

to copy onto paper what someone says; to copy onto paper what one reads. Please copy this down from Tony. Ted copied down the directions from the invitation. Jane copied the recipe down from the cookbook.
See also: copy, down

copy something out (by hand)

to copy something in handwriting. I have to copy this out again. I lost the first copy. Please copy out this article for me.
See also: copy, out

copy something out of something

 and copy something out
to copy something onto paper from a book or document. Did you copy this out of a book? I did not copy this paper or any part of it out of anything. I copied out most of it.
See also: copy, of, out

a carbon copy

someone or something that is extremely similar to someone or something else (usually + of ) He's a carbon copy of his father.
See also: carbon, copy

carbon copy

A person or thing that closely resembles another, as in Our grandson is a carbon copy of his dad. Originally this term meant a copy of a document made by using carbon paper. The linguistic transfer to other kinds of duplicate survived the demise of carbon paper (replaced by photocopiers, computer printers, and other more sophisticated devices). [c. 1870]
See also: carbon, copy

copy down

To write something exactly as it is said or written somewhere else; transcribe something: I'll be out tomorrow, so please copy down what the teacher says. Copy the instructions down so you don't forget them.
See also: copy, down

a copy

n. a piece, as with an item produced. We sell the toy at $14 a copy.
See also: copy
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When a block of data is written to the snapshot source, the changed block is written to the snapshot reserve area, the pointer for that block is changed to point to the copied block and the new block is written to the snapshot source.
Files can be copied as a DVD, DVD Image, Video CD, Super Video CD, WMV, DivX Avi, 3GPP or 3GPP2, MP3, MP4 (PSP) or WMA file.
When a snap-copy is initiated, the data is copied to another area of storage, which may take from a few minutes to hours.
Subsequent writes to the original data are not copied to the snapshot reserve area because the original data has already been moved.
Internet Copy -- Consumers can download videos from the Internet and burn them direct to disc for archiving simply by providing the URL and selecting the video to be copied.
Copy-on-write ensures that only changed blocks are copied.
DB copy Expert provides tremendous timesavings by intelligently resolving schema object dependencies and referential constrains and ensuring that schema objects are copied in the proper order thus freeing DBAs and developers form the need to recursively migrate database application using tedious multiple-step methods.
However, if the CD or DVD is copied in an unauthorized fashion, the once-inaudible signal becomes "interference" and renders the content unusable.
Exclusive Disc Backup and Bit-for-Bit Recording - using the HDD, identical discs can be copied at high speeds without the need to recompress the video to another format.
When those flags are copied by DVD X Copy, the patented methods are triggered and performed without license from Macrovision.
By simply buying 123 COPY DVD in a box at retail, movies can be copied at the consumer's sole option.
DVD content can also be copied to a hard drive as MPEG-1/2 or DivX files for editing with DVD Copy 2's easy-to-use editing tools.
Should the original CD be copied, so, too, is the hidden signal and identification 'tag.