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(I'll) see you in the funny pages
old-fashioned A friendly, jocular expression of farewell to someone. The "funny pages" refers to the section of a newspaper in which comic strips are collected. I'd better be going now. I'll see you in the funny pages! My grandmother always used to say "see you in the funny pages" whenever we left her house.
be on the same page
To share the same general outlook or specific opinion as well as the same knowledge about something, especially an approach or strategy; to be in agreement or harmony about something. We all need to be on the same page before we try to present this complex idea to the boss.
continued (on) page 94
A reference to the satirical magazine Private Eye, which used the phrase at the end of overlong articles and opinion pieces. (The magazine never included that many pages). Usually put in parentheses and often abbreviated in various ways. Primarily heard in UK.
1. Used to humorously and abruptly terminate a piece of writing to indicate that it could otherwise go on indefinitely. What's wrong with him? Well, he's a liar, a cheat, a dimwit, a lecher (continued page 94)! Kids these days, I tell you. With their eyes glued to their devices, no time to sit and talk to you, so self-absorbed and self-conscious, no appreciation for a hard day's work (cont. p.94).
2. Used to highlight an abrupt ending to a piece of writing, especially a news or magazine article. A: "Wait, that's it? Why is this article just three paragraphs? Where's the rest of it?" B: "Heh, continued on page 94, looks like."
on the same page
Of two or more people, thinking in the same manner; having the same general outlook or position. We all need to be on the same page before we try to present this complex idea to the boss.
In a computer program, to scroll down the length of the screen (one page), as by hitting a single key on the keyboard. You can just hit the Space bar when you want to page down in a web browser.
To bring additional pages of virtual memory in from a secondary storage for use in the main memory. A noun or pronoun can be used between "page" and "in." We have set up the operating system to page in memory when its RAM is depleted.
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To shift pages of virtual memory out of the main memory and into a secondary or virtual storage cache. A noun or pronoun can be used between "page" and "out." When the operating system is not using its full capacity of virtual memory, it pages some out to the pagefile.
page three girl
A woman who poses in little or no clothing for photographs featured in magazines or tabloid newspapers. Named for the particular page on which such a feature appeared in The Sun, a British tabloid. The former page three girl is now active in charities supporting girls and young women grappling with body image issues.
page through (something)
To casually flip through the pages of some written work. I paged through a few fashion magazines while waiting at the doctor's office. He just paged through my script before throwing it back on the desk and telling me he wasn't interested.
In a computer program, to scroll up the length of the screen (one page), as by hitting a single key on the keyboard. You can page up in your web browser by holding the Shift button and then hitting the Space bar.
read from the same page
To have the same understanding, thought process, or amount of knowledge (about something) as someone else. We all need to be reading from the same page before we try to present this idea to the boss. I think it would help if both parents attended the presentation. That way, you'll both be reading from the same page when it comes time to implement what we talk about.
take a page from (someone's) book
To do something in the way someone else would do it; to behave or act like someone else. I think I'm going to take a page from your book and start going for a run first thing in the morning. Our youngest son was always very placid as a baby, but now that he's getting older, he's begun taking a page from our older boy's book.
take a page out of (one's) book
To do something in the way one else would do it; to behave or act like one. I think I'm going to take a page out of your book and start going for a run first thing in the morning. I'm glad to see you're taking a page out of my book when it comes to preparing your tax returns early.
take a page out of (someone's) book
To do something in the way someone else would do it; to behave or act like someone else. I think I'm going to take a page out of your book and start going for a run first thing in the morning. Our youngest son was always very placid as a baby, but now that he's getting older, he's begun taking a page out of our older boy's book.
the printed page
A physical piece of paper on which something is written or printed. With the rise of smartphones, which require malleable, homogenous formats, crafting a piece of writing to be visually striking or appealing on the printed page has become something of a lost art.
the printed word
Anything that is written on a physical piece of paper; printed media in general, especially books. It's important to foster a love of the printed word in children at an early age. The sudden and ubiquitous rise of e-books and smart devices led many to worry that the printed word may vanish altogether.
turn the page
To make a transition to something else, especially a more positive period after a negative one; to move on. After a stressful and chaotic tenure at that firm, I'm excited to turn the page and start in this new position. I think we can turn the page on this discussion, Joe. There's nothing left we need to linger over.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
read from the same pageand sing from the same hymnbook
Cliché share the same understanding of something. Okay, I think we are reading from the same page now. We can discuss the future of this project more productively.
take a leaf out of someone's bookand take a page from someone's book
Fig. to behave or to do something in a way that someone else would. When you act like that, you're taking a leaf out of your sister's book, and I don't like it! You had better do it your way. Don't take a leaf out of my book. I don't do it well.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
on the same page
If two or more people are on the same page, they are in agreement about what they are trying to achieve. It makes life easier in our department when we know we're all on the same page. The party has done so much to get members of its organisation on-message and on the same page.
turn the page
If someone or something turns the page, they make a fresh start after a period of difficulties and troubles. Shareholders at the company's annual meeting will be looking for signs that the troubled company really does mean to turn the page. We can play much better, but today I believe we turned the page. Compare with turn over a new leaf.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
on the same page(of two or more people) in agreement. US
page three girla model whose nude or semi-nude photograph appears as part of a regular series in a tabloid newspaper.
This sort of photograph is featured on page three of the British tabloid newspaper The Sun.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
be on the same ˈpage(especially American English) think the same way or have the same opinion about something: I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page about this.
the printed ˈword/ˈpagestories, articles, etc. printed in a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
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To go through some reading material quickly or superficially, turning from page to page, as in searching or browsing: I paged through the magazine to see if there were any interesting articles in it. You'll find some interesting things on that website if you page through it for a while.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
on the same page
mod. have the same understanding or amount of knowledge. (As if people were reading from the same page.) We’re not on the same page. Listen carefully to what I am telling you.
See you in the funny pagesand SYITFP
sent. & comp. abb. I will see you around. (see also See you in church.) Bye, Tom. SYITFP.
take a page from someone’s book
tv. to copy or emulate. I took a page from Edison’s book and began inventing useful little things.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
on the same page, to be
To be in complete agreement. This term, from the second half of the 1900s, alludes to reading from the same page of a book. It has largely replaced the earlier on the same wavelength, which alluded to the radio waves of a broadcast and dates from the first half of the 1900s. The newer version appears in David Baldacci’s Hour Game (2004), “We need to coordinate and keep each other informed. We all need to be on the same page.”
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer