borrow/take a page from someone

idiom

Definition of borrow/take a page from someone

US
: to do the same thing that someone else has done
  • You may want to borrow/take a page from her and study harder for your finals.

Word by Word Definitions

borrow play
  1. : to receive with the implied or expressed intention of returning the same or an equivalent

  2. : to borrow (money) with the intention of returning the same plus interest (see 1interest 2a)

  3. : to appropriate for one's own use

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

page play
  1. : one of the leaves of a publication or manuscript

  2. : the material printed or written on a page

  3. : the block of information found at a single World Wide Web address

  1. : to turn the pages (as of a book or magazine) especially in a steady or haphazard manner

  2. : to number or mark the pages of

  1. : to summon by repeatedly calling out the name of

  2. : to send a message to via a pager

  3. : to wait on or serve in the capacity of a page

  1. : a youth being trained for the medieval rank of knight and in the personal service of a knight

  2. : a youth attendant on a person of rank especially in the medieval period

  3. : a boy serving as an honorary attendant at a formal function (such as a wedding)

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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