Imitate or emulate someone in a particular way: worm-watchers should take a leaf out of Darwin’s fieldcraft book and sit still to observe the action
More example sentences
- He wished more young people would take a leaf out of his book and follow his example.
- He carried the club at times last season, but others must take a leaf out of his book.
- I hope you do not mind Catherine, I am taking a leaf out of your book and asking anyone that passes this way to please call around and offer your support to John and his family.
Definition of take a leaf out of someone's book in:
- The US English dictionary