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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, through

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 ?
The three came toward where Robin Hood sat, all the band staring with might and main, for never had they seen so gay a sight as this young Page, nor one so richly clad in silks and velvets and gold and jewels.
Fair Sir Page, I will do our Queen's bidding, and will presently hie with thee to London; but, ere we go, I will feast thee here in the woodlands with the very best we have.
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.
For the second day continue the reading, at least through the story of Beowulf's exploits in Hrothgar's country (in Hall's translation through page 75, in Child's through page 60), and write your discussion.
All these works, however, I am well convinced, will be dead long before this page shall offer itself to thy perusal; for however short the period may be of my own performances, they will most probably outlive their own infirm author, and the weakly productions of his abusive contemporaries.
It was at page three hundred and eighteen--a domestic bit concerning Robinson Crusoe's marriage, as follows:
It will be impossible for anyone who has read this book not to believe in the existence of the pushmi-pullyu, who would be credible enough even were there no drawing of it, but the picture on page 145 settles the matter of his truth once and for all.
Well then, miss," said the page, "come and show me where your mother is, for I bring her a letter and a present from your father.
Well," said the page, "I am bringing her such good news that she will have reason to thank God.
He looked at the page sharply, and the other returned the glance, straight and unafraid.
Devil take all these peasants, and money matters, and carryings forward from page to page," he thought.
I had filled one page of the pocket-book, and had just turned to the next, when I became conscious of a difficulty in fixing my attention on the subject that was before it.
In those days a boy became a page in a great household very much as he might now become an office-boy in a large merchant's office.
Clearly because those are words which were not contained in the page in question.