red book

noun

British (sometimes capitals) a government publication bound in red, esp the Treasury's annual forecast of revenue, expenditure, growth, and inflation

Nearby words

  1. red birch,
  2. red bird,
  3. red blood cell,
  4. red blood cells,
  5. red bone marrow,
  6. red branch,
  7. red brass,
  8. red brigades,
  9. red bug,
  10. red cabbage

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Examples from the Web for red book

  • Of late it has been ordained by the Red-book that commands may be conveyed by gesture.

  • We pulled up in front of the Hôtel d'Europe, one of the least extravagant of the red-book hostelries, and I went in.

    The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine
  • There were many in high life whose names and addresses she had obtained from the Red-book; but to them she dared not apply.

    Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat
  • All the national roads are numbered, and your red-book map shows these numbers—the chances of mistake being thus further lessened.

    The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine