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crib sheet

1. A piece of paper or other document containing information about or the solutions to questions of a test or exam, which may be used for cheating, studying, or by someone grading said exam. Jim was caught using a crib sheet during his test and failed the course as a result. My friend gave me a great crib sheet to use while studying for my final exam.
2. Any document on which complex or difficult information is summarized so as to allow for easy reference and/or understanding. I made a crib sheet of everyday Japanese phrases so I would know how to say at least a few things while in Tokyo next week!
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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!
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crack a crib

obsolete To burglarize, especially a home. Many of the men in this area, though displaying a most convincing friendly attitude to one's face, are all too eager for the chance to crack a crib or two in the dark of the night.
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crib something from someone or something

to cheat by copying something from someone or something. It appears that you cribbed this directly from the person sitting next to you.
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crib

1. n. a location where thieves gather to plot; a dwelling for thieves, prostitutes, etc. (Underworld.) The police busted a crib over on Fourth Street.
2. n. a dwelling; home. My good threads are all back at my crib.