take/borrow a leaf out of someone's book

Definition of take/borrow a leaf out of someone's book

  1. :  to do the same thing that someone did I decided to take/borrow a leaf out of his book and invest some money in the stock market.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

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

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

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

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

    :  to appropriate for one's own use

leafplay
  1. :  a lateral (see 1lateral 2) outgrowth from a plant stem that is typically a flattened expanded variably shaped greenish organ, constitutes a unit of the foliage, and functions primarily in food manufacture by photosynthesis

    :  a modified leaf (such as a bract or sepal) primarily engaged in functions other than food manufacture

    :  foliage

  1. :  to shoot out or produce leaves

    :  to turn over pages especially to browse or skim

    :  to turn over the pages of

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

bookplay
  1. :  a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory

    :  a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together between a front and back cover

    :  a long written or printed literary composition

  1. :  derived from books (see 1book 1) and not from practical experience

    :  shown by ledgers

  1. :  to register (something, such as a name) for some future activity or condition (as to engage transportation or reserve lodgings)

    :  to schedule engagements for

    :  to set aside time for


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