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take a page from (someone's) book
To do something in the way someone else would do it; to behave or act like someone else. I think I'm going to take a page from your book and start going for a run first thing in the morning. Our youngest son was always very placid as a baby, but now that he's getting older, he's begun taking a page from our older boy's book.
take a page out of (someone's) book
To do something in the way someone else would do it; to behave or act like someone else. I think I'm going to take a page out of your book and start going for a run first thing in the morning. Our youngest son was always very placid as a baby, but now that he's getting older, he's begun taking a page out of our older boy's book.
turn the page
To make a transition to something else, especially a more positive period after a negative one; to move on. After a stressful and chaotic tenure at that firm, I'm excited to turn the page and start in this new position. I think we can turn the page on this discussion, Joe. There's nothing left we need to linger over.
on the same page
Of two or more people, thinking in the same manner; having the same general outlook or position. We all need to be on the same page before we try to present this complex idea to the boss.
be on the same page
To share the same general outlook or specific opinion as well as the same knowledge about something, especially an approach or strategy; to be in agreement or harmony about something. We all need to be on the same page before we try to present this complex idea to the boss.
page three girl
A woman who poses in little or no clothing for photographs featured in magazines or tabloid newspapers. The former page three girl is now active in charities supporting girls and young women with eating disorders and body image issues.
the printed word
Anything that is written on a physical piece of paper; printed media in general, especially books. It's important to foster a love of the printed word in children at an early age. The sudden and ubiquitous rise of e-books and smart devices led many to worry that the printed word may vanish altogether.
the printed page
A physical piece of paper on which something is written or printed. With the rise of smartphones, which require malleable, homogenous formats, crafting a piece of writing to be visually striking or appealing on the printed page has become something of a lost art.
page through (something)
To casually flip through the pages of some written work. I paged through a few fashion magazines while waiting at the doctor's office. He just paged through my script before throwing it back on the desk and telling me he wasn't interested.
read from the same pageand sing from the same hymnbook
Cliché share the same understanding of something. Okay, I think we are reading from the same page now. We can discuss the future of this project more productively.
take a leaf out of someone's bookand take a page from someone's book
Fig. to behave or to do something in a way that someone else would. When you act like that, you're taking a leaf out of your sister's book, and I don't like it! You had better do it your way. Don't take a leaf out of my book. I don't do it well.
on the same page
If two or more people are on the same page, they are in agreement about what they are trying to achieve. It makes life easier in our department when we know we're all on the same page. The party has done so much to get members of its organisation on-message and on the same page.
turn the page
If someone or something turns the page, they make a fresh start after a period of difficulties and troubles. Shareholders at the company's annual meeting will be looking for signs that the troubled company really does mean to turn the page. We can play much better, but today I believe we turned the page. Compare with turn over a new leaf.
on the same page(of two or more people) in agreement. US
page three girla model whose nude or semi-nude photograph appears as part of a regular series in a tabloid newspaper.
This sort of photograph is featured on page three of the British tabloid newspaper The Sun.
be on the same ˈpage(especially American English) think the same way or have the same opinion about something: I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page about this.
the printed ˈword/ˈpagestories, articles, etc. printed in a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
To go through some reading material quickly or superficially, turning from page to page, as in searching or browsing: I paged through the magazine to see if there were any interesting articles in it. You'll find some interesting things on that website if you page through it for a while.
on the same page
mod. have the same understanding or amount of knowledge. (As if people were reading from the same page.) We’re not on the same page. Listen carefully to what I am telling you.
See you in the funny pagesand SYITFP
sent. & comp. abb. I will see you around. (see also See you in church.) Bye, Tom. SYITFP.
take a page from someone’s book
tv. to copy or emulate. I took a page from Edison’s book and began inventing useful little things.