an open book


: a person or thing that is easy to learn about and understand
My life is an open book. I have nothing to hide.

Examples of an open book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everyone’s past, no matter how far back, is an open book. Christian Schneider, National Review, 4 Jan. 2024 Her eyes shut, she was draped in a robe with ermine trim, with an inkpot sitting on her skirt and one hand resting on an open book. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, 29 Jan. 2024 Staunton’s Elizabeth is by comparison an open book, and its contents are disappointing. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2023 Whoopi Goldberg was an open book discussing her endometriosis journey on The View. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 P!nk has always been an open book with her fans, sharing her triumphs and tragedies, celebrating her chart-topping hits and Summer Carnival tour and always sticking up for the underdog when bullies come calling. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 23 Oct. 2023 The centerpiece will be a new national monument commemorating freedom: a 43-foot-tall, 150-foot-long wall, angled like an open book and inscribed with more than 120,000 distinct surnames documented in the 1870 census that were chosen by four million Black people emancipated after the Civil War. Hilarie M. Sheets, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023 Gwyneth Paltrow has always been an open book about facial injectables. Glamour, 8 Oct. 2023 Keke Palmer is not an open book anymore — and there's a good reason. Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 5 Oct. 2023

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“An open book.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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