crack a book


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crack a book

Fig. to open a book to study. (Usually used with a negative.) I never cracked a book and still passed the course. Sally didn't crack a book all semester.
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crack a book

  (American informal)
to open a book in order to study (usually negative) I haven't seen her crack a book and the French test is tomorrow.
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crack a book

Open a book to study or read, as in He passed the exam without cracking a book. This expression employs the verb to crack in the sense of "to open," a slang usage that dates from the early 1700s. [Colloquial; c. 1930]
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crack a book

tv. to open a book to study. (Usually in the negative.) I never cracked a book and still passed the course.
See also: book, crack