wrote the book on

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wrote the book on

informal
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 of write

  2. : to form (characters, symbols, etc.) on a surface with an instrument (such as a pen)

  3. : to form (words) by inscribing characters or symbols on a surface

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

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

  3. : a long written or printed literary composition

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

  2. : shown by ledgers

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

  2. : to schedule engagements for

  3. : to set aside time for


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