be an open book(redirected from one was an open book)
be an open book
1. To be easy to understand or decipher. I wish these legal contracts were an open book.
2. To act (or purport to act) honestly, with no secrets. Ask me anything, I'm an open book. Adam says he's an open book, but I've seen him sneaking out of his house late at night.
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an open book, he/she is (like an)
Very obvious. See read someone like an open book.
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