crib note

crib note

1. Information about or the solutions to questions of a test or exam written on a piece of paper or other document, which may be used for cheating, studying, or by someone grading said exam. Usually pluralized. Jim was caught using crib notes during his test and failed the course as a result. My friend gave me a great set of crib notes to use while studying for my final exam.
2. Complex or difficult information summarized on a document so as to allow for easy reference and/or understanding. Usually pluralized. I made some crib notes of everyday Japanese phrases so I would know how to say at least a few things while in Tokyo next week!
See also: crib, note
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It followed in the tradition of the three-headline crib note, with the best reserved for the small print:
Factor in the steady shreddin' of Evan Smith, Louie Lopez, Jamie "Big Boy" Foy and SOTY '13 Ishod Wair and it may be time to start scribbling down some crib notes.
So, he must be asked at the successful way that his 'odious' foes, the Obamas, have been 'borrowing' from his crib notes and similarly learning how to connect with 'viewer-voters
I find electronic reports less amenable to writing crib notes in the margins and jumping from one article back to a previous one, more difficult.
The pair were taken to a police station for questioning and a search of Maamir's home revealed he had been learning about his bride-to-be from a sheet of crib notes.
So it seemed odd that, after playing it to crowds for a month north of the border, she still needed to refer (at a self-imposed 4p a pop - owing us all 16p each at the end of the night) to crib notes at the Unity in her first-ever show in Liverpool.
The effect of using authorized crib notes during examinations.
Oh, for the days of merely making sure students didn't copy from their neighbor's paper or from crib notes on their hand.
Has the language associated with death and dying become so complicated that you need an interpreter and crib notes to understand the real picture?
For conspiratorial crib notes, consult the catalogue essays by Ina Blom, Michael Bracewell, Gary Lachman, Marco Pasi, Jan Verwoert, and the curators.
It was confusing enough to require crib notes in the blind.
what percentage of times did you use unpermitted crib notes on a test?
Scribbling crib notes on your skin in case your mind goes blank during the big quiz has been done by middle-school kids for generations.