In this English lesson take a look at some English expressions with ‘book’
Try every trick in the book
Every clever or dishonest way that you know to achieve something that you want.
Example : He used every trick in the book to get her to sign the contract.
An open book
Available for anyone to see or know about your personal life.
Example :Your health secrets will be an open book to anyone who can do an online search.
Wrote the book on
To be very authoritative about something; To Know nearly everything about, (Always in past tense.)
Example : Ted wrote the book on unemployment. He’s been looking for work in three states for two years.
To borrow a book of somebody’s book
To copy something that someone else does because it will bring you advantages
Example : Maybe I should borrow a page out of Robert’s book and start coming in at ten every morning.
One who spends much time reading or studying.
Example : She was always a bookworm when she was a kid.
One for the record books
A record-breaking or very remarkable act.
Example : What a dive! That’s one for the record books. I’ve never heard such a funny joke. That’s really one for the record books.
Hit the books
To study hard.
Example : I spent the weekend pounding the books. I gotta go home and hit the books. I have finals next week.
Going by the book
To do something exactly as the rules tell you.
Example : My lawyer always goes strictly by the book.
Cook the books
To record false information in the accounts of an organization, especially in order to steal money.
Meanng : One of the directors had been cooking the books and the firm had been losing money for years.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover
Something that you say which means you cannot judge the quality or character of someone or something just by looking at them.
Example : She doesn’t look very intelligent, but you can’t judge a book by its cover.