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crib note

1. Information about or the solutions to questions of a test or exam written on a piece of paper or other document, which may be used for cheating, studying, or by someone grading said exam. Usually pluralized. Jim was caught using crib notes during his test and failed the course as a result. My friend gave me a great set of crib notes to use while studying for my final exam.
2. Complex or difficult information summarized on a document so as to allow for easy reference and/or understanding. Usually pluralized. I made some crib notes of everyday Japanese phrases so I would know how to say at least a few things while in Tokyo next week!
See also: crib, note
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* Silverstein suggests members read a specific business book before each meeting, but with awareness that not everyone will do so, Silverstein sends "six to 10 pages of crib notes." A discussion based on the book, or notes, opens each meeting.
I did haul up a few boys in possession of crib notes cleverly concealed, but which had to be taken out of hiding in order to consult the same.
Factor in the steady shreddin' of Evan Smith, Louie Lopez, Jamie "Big Boy" Foy and SOTY '13 Ishod Wair and it may be time to start scribbling down some crib notes. KOTR + Am Scramble + Thrash N Burn + Cover + NBDs + time served = ???
So, he must be asked at the successful way that his 'odious' foes, the Obamas, have been 'borrowing' from his crib notes and similarly learning how to connect with 'viewer-voters!'
I find electronic reports less amenable to writing crib notes in the margins and jumping from one article back to a previous one, more difficult.
The pair were taken to a police station for questioning and a search of Maamir's home revealed he had been learning about his bride-to-be from a sheet of crib notes.
So it seemed odd that, after playing it to crowds for a month north of the border, she still needed to refer (at a self-imposed 4p a pop - owing us all 16p each at the end of the night) to crib notes at the Unity in her first-ever show in Liverpool.
The effect of using authorized crib notes during examinations.
Oh, for the days of merely making sure students didn't copy from their neighbor's paper or from crib notes on their hand.
Has the language associated with death and dying become so complicated that you need an interpreter and crib notes to understand the real picture?
(Expect, say the organizers, "a certain level of occupation.") For conspiratorial crib notes, consult the catalogue essays by Ina Blom, Michael Bracewell, Gary Lachman, Marco Pasi, Jan Verwoert, and the curators.
It was confusing enough to require crib notes in the blind.