read (someone) like a book

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Definition of read (someone) like a book

: to easily understand the true thoughts and feelings of (someone) by looking at how that person acts or behaves My mom always knows when I'm lying. She can read me like a book.

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“Read (someone) like a book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/read%20%28someone%29%20like%20a%20book. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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