take a leaf from (one)

take a leaf from (one)

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 leaf from you 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 leaf from our older boy.
See also: leaf, take

take a leaf from (someone)

To use (someone) as an example.
See also: leaf, take

take a leaf from

/out of (someone's) book
To use (someone) as an example.
See also: leaf, take