read like a book


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read someone like a book

Fig. to understand someone very well. I've got John figured out. I can read him like a book. Of course I understand you. I read you like a book.
See also: book, like, read

read somebody like a book

if you can read someone like a book, you know exactly what they are feeling or thinking without having to ask You're bored, aren't you? I can read you like a book.
See bring to book, crack a book, throw the book at, You can't judge a book by its cover
See also: book, like, read