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

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"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)