- A closed book
Eg: I’m a scientist, so art will always be a closed book to me.
- An open book
Eg: Ask me anything, I’m an open book.
- Read someone like a book
Eg: There are a number of books on the market which suggest that it is possible to learn to read a person like a book.
- The oldest trick in the book
Eg: Look, you can fix it by threading a paper clip through the hole. Oldest trick in the book!
- In someone’s good books
Eg: I cleaned the bathroom yesterday so I’m in Mum’s good books.
- By the book
Eg: The lawyers want to make sure we’ve done everything strictly by the book.
- Bring someone to book
Eg: Police should be asked to investigate so that the guilty can be brought to book soon.
- Take a leaf out of someone’s book
Eg: I think I’m going to take a leaf out of your book and start going for a run first thing in the morning.
- Don’t judge a book by its cover
Eg: The candidate did not look very intelligent, but you can’t judge a book by its cover.
- Cook the books
Eg: My partner had been cooking the books for years, but because I was the CEO, I got the blame for our company’s collapse…