take a leaf out of book

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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

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
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