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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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.
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.
Palin was widely criticized for reading crib notes written on the palm of her left hand during a question and answer session with Tea Party founder Judson Phillips at the Tea Party convention in Nashville on Saturday.
But the cabbie finds out anyway when he finds her crib notes.
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Others would have crib notes written up their arms or in the palms of their hands - this only worked if you had big hands - or on rolled pieces of paper secreted in their biros or on the underside of rulers.
The account of the secret resistance movement in Herefordshire and Worcestershire during World War ll provides good crib notes for the Andrew Grant and John Sanders agencies now marketing the Grade ll* listed Queen Anne house in 18 acres.