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Idioms about reading and books

about reading and books

bookworm

Idioms about reading and books

Today I present a list of idioms and phrases about reading and books.

MeaningIdioms
a person who loves to read and is devoted to readingbookworm 
to be very smart or successful in scholastic way (from knowledge in books), but not very smart or successful in real world interactionsbook smart
to have very evident and clear emotions and thoughts an open book
 to study hardto hit the books
This phrase means ‘listen very carefully.’ It is used to emphasize the importance of what a person is saying. This phrase was famously used by the George H. Bush when he was running for President of the United States in 1988. At that time he said, “Read my lips, no new taxes!”“Read my lips!”
to read carefully; to know all the information that is contained in a large document, such as a contactto read the fine print
to hold someone’s attention completely; a synonym for this phrase is ‘fascinated’spell bound
to give someone a strong scolding or to talk to someone severely; to yell at someoneto read someone the riot act
 This phrase is used to say that something is ‘amazing,’ ‘wonderful’ or ‘impressive.’“that’s one for the books”
This idioms is used to say, ‘you should not judge people by their appearance alone.’ This idiom also is used to remind people that the outside of something is not always the same as the inside.“you can’t judge a book by its cover”
 to try to understand something that is not expressed openly or explicitly; a synonym to this phrase is the verb ‘to infer’to read between the lines

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شخص شعوف بالقراءةbookworm
ناجح نظريا وليس في الحياة العمليةbook smart
صريح – واضحan open book
يذاكر بجديةto hit the books
يقرأ بعنايةto read the fine print
يفهمto read between the lines
يصغي جيدا“Read my lips!”
يعنفto read someone the riot act
يستحوذ علي انتباهspell bound
رائع“that’s one for the books”
لا تحكم بالمظاهر“you can’t judge a book by its cover”

bookworm  – a person who loves to read and is devoted to reading
book smart – to be very smart or successful in scholastic way (from knowledge in books), but not very smart or successful in real world interactions
an open book – to have very evident and clear emotions and thoughts
to hit the books – to study hard
to read the fine print – to read carefully; to know all the information that is contained in a large document, such as a contact
to read between the lines – to try to understand something that is not expressed openly or explicitly; a synonym to this phrase is the verb ‘to infer’
 “Read my lips!” – This phrase means ‘listen very carefully.’ It is used to emphasize the importance of what a person is saying. This phrase was famously used by the George H. Bush when he was running for President of the United States in 1988. At that time he said, “Read my lips, no new taxes!”
to read someone the riot act – to give someone a strong scolding or to talk to someone severely; to yell at someone
spell bound – to hold someone’s attention completely; a synonym for this phrase is ‘fascinated’
“that’s one for the books” – This phrase is used to say that something is ‘amazing,’ ‘wonderful’ or ‘impressive.’
“you can’t judge a book by its cover” – This idioms is used to say, ‘you should not judge people by their appearance alone.’ This idiom also is used to remind people that the outside of something is not always the same as the inside.


 🙂 Now let’s practice, fill in the sentences below with one of the idioms, words, or phrases defined above.  Also don’t’ forget to select which three you are going to use in conversation this week!

1.    I always have my lawyer read over my work contracts. I pay him to ________________ for me.
2.    Jane is very shy, she dresses conservatively, and she keeps to herself most of the time at school, but I saw her out at a club this past weekend and she was really partying. It just goes to show, ______________________.
3.    James has been a ____________________ since he was a young boy. He started reading at age 5 and has never been without a book since.
4.    ___________________, when I say you have to home by 10:00pm, I mean it! If you can’t follow the rules, you can’t go out with your friends anymore.
5.    It is time to ______________________ and get ready for our final on Friday.
6.    I know Jill so well she is like _________________ to me; I know when she is happy, sad, or mad without her saying a word.


 😛 Answers:
1. read the fine print; 2. you can’t judge a book by its cover; 3.bookworm; 4. Read my lips; 5. hit the books; 6. an open book

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