wrote the book on

Definition of wrote the book on

informal

  1. —used to say that someone is an expert on a particular subject She wrote the book on long-distance swimming.

Word by Word Definitions

wrote
  1. : past tense and dialectal past participle ofwrite

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 (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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