Origin of open book
How to use open book in a sentence
John Huston recalls in his autobiography, An Open Book, a time when he asked Mitchum to crawl across the grass on his elbows.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seems that Open Book Toronto has now included the entire entry.Why David Bowie’s Top 100 Books List Had Only 75 Books|Thomas Flynn|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Good luck with that once your origins are an open book to officialdom.Big Brother Invades Your Genes|Walter Olson|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Schoolchildren today take open-book tests or with a calculator.Is the Internet Making Us Forgetful? Michael S. Malone’s ‘The Guardian of All Things’|Austen Rosenfeld|August 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When you contemplate running for president, your life becomes an open book.Haley Barbour's Mississippi Memories|Howard Kurtz|December 21, 2010|DAILY BEAST
He lifted his head, looked around him, and was just going to switch off the light, when he noticed the open book on his table.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
In the light of that astounding discovery, she now read the mysterious Dr. Weirmarsh as she would an open book.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
Quickly I lean over; the open book in my hands entirely hides the keys.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
His sad countenance, like theirs, was an open book in which the Russian could clearly read this important fact.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Three days later, Eustace, writing alone in the library at night, saw it sitting on an open book at the other end of the room.
British Dictionary definitions for open book
Other Idioms and Phrases with open book
Something or someone that can be readily examined or understood, as in His entire life is an open book. This metaphoric expression is often expanded to read someone like an open book, meaning “to discern someone's thoughts or feelings”; variations of this metaphor were used by Shakespeare: “Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face,” (Romeo and Juliet, 1:3) and “O, like a book of sport thou'lt read me o'er” (Troilus and Cressida, 4:5). [Mid-1800s] For an antonym, see closed book.