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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.
See also: book, page, take

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.
See also: book, of, out, page, take

read from the same page

 and 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.
See also: page, read, same

take a leaf out of someone's book

 and 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.
See also: book, leaf, of, out, take

take a leaf out of somebody's book

to copy something that someone else has done I should take a leaf out of Robert's book and start coming in at ten every morning – maybe then the boss will notice me!
See also: book, leaf, of, out, take

on the same page

thinking in a similar way Louisa said she called the meeting to make sure everybody's on the same page.
Usage notes: usually said about efforts made to solve a problem
Related vocabulary: on the same wavelength
See also: on, page, same

turn the page

to stop thinking about or dealing with something When a patient dies, a doctor just has to turn the page and concentrate on the next patient.
Related vocabulary: turn over a new leaf
See also: page, turn

take a leaf out of somebody's book

to copy something that someone else does because it will bring you advantages Maybe I should take a leaf out of Robert's book and start coming in at ten every morning.
See shake like a leaf
See also: book, leaf, of, out, take

turn the page

to begin to behave in a more positive way after a period of difficulties It's time to put this tragedy to rest and turn the page to a new and happier chapter of our lives.
See also: page, turn

page through

v.
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.
See also: page

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 also: on, page, same

See you in the funny pages

and SYITFP
sent. & comp. abb. I will see you around. (see also See you in church.) Bye, Tom. SYITFP.
See also: funny, page, see

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.
See also: book, page, take
References in classic literature ?
You will be glad too," said the page, "when you see the bundle there is in this portmanteau, for it is a suit of the finest cloth, that the governor only wore one day out hunting and now sends, all for Senora Sanchica.
They found the page sifting a little barley for his horse, and Sanchica cutting a rasher of bacon to be paved with eggs for his dinner.
asked the page, wincing a little at sight of the blood.
I am Richard Partington, page to Her Majesty, Queen Eleanor," answered the lad with dignity; and again the sound of his voice troubled Robin sorely.
To her came one who said that her page, Richard Partington, and four stout yeomen waited her pleasure in the court below.
Thereupon, beckoning to young Richard Partington, she whispered something in his ear, and straightway the Page bowed and left the place, crossing the meadow to the other side of the range, where he was presently lost in the crowd.
You leave the question of what is to be done with these pages of writing to me, as the head of the family?
Let this rubbish be of some use,' he said, holding the pages down with the poker.
Study above, pages 77-81, and read in Le Morte Darthur as much as time permits.
Coleridge, 'Lectures on Shakspere,' including the last two or three pages of the twelfth lecture.
All will be plain narrative only; and, indeed, when thou hast perused the many great events which this book will produce, thou wilt think the number of pages contained in it scarce sufficient to tell the story.
With the relation of this extraordinary circumstance, my reappearance in these pages comes to an end.
Holmes's calculation was fulfilled within a very few minutes by the appearance of Billy, the page, with the very letter which we were expecting.
I wrote ten pages in my journal last night--and you know I wrote nine the night before and twelve the night before that.
The revising of these pages has been to me a melancholy task.