like a book


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like a book

Thoroughly, completely, or easily. Usually used after the nouns "read" or "know." I can read you like a book, and I can tell that something's wrong, so please tell me what it is. After 30 years of marriage, my wife and I know each other like a book.
See also: book, like
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like a book

Thoroughly; completely: I know my child like a book.
See also: book, like
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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