red book

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

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

  • 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

  • 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