in (one's) book

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in (one's) book

According to one's opinion, judgment, or values. 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. You proved you can handle yourself in a scrap. You're OK in my book, kid.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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