in (one's) book


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in (one's) book

According to one's opinion, judgment, or code of personal ethics. In my book, it's worse to run away from a fight than to start one. You kissed a girl, even though you have a girlfriend. That's cheating in my book, dude.
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in my book

In my opinion; from my perspective. In my book, playing with character is more important than winning. You're OK in my book, kid.
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in one's book

Fig. according to one's own opinion. He's okay in my book. In my book, this is the best that money can buy.
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in one's book

According to one's opinion or way of thinking. For example, In my book he's a wonderful father. This expression alludes to a book containing a personal list of some kind. [Slang; mid-1900s] Also see black book.
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in your book

COMMON You use in my book to state your own belief or opinion about something. People can say what they like, but in my book he's not at all a bad chap. I wanted him to call the police. In my book a violent woman's just as dangerous as a violent man. Over-involvement with the client was a major crime in her book.
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in my book

in my opinion; to me.
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in somebody’s book

(spoken) in somebody’s opinion; according to somebody’s judgement: They took the car away without asking me, and in my book that’s theft.
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in (one's) book

In one's opinion: In my book they both are wrong.
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