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Meaning of “take a leaf out of sb's book” in the English Dictionary

"take a leaf out of sb's book" in British English

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take a leaf out of sb's book

to ​copy something that someone ​else does because it will ​bring you ​advantages: Maybe I should take a leaf out of Rick's ​book and ​start coming in early every ​morning.
(Definition of take a leaf out of sb's book from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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