Definition of take a leaf out of someone's book in English:

take a leaf out of someone's book

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
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  • 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.
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