take a leaf out of someone's book

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take a leaf out of someone's book (third-person singular simple present takes a leaf out of someone's book, present participle taking a leaf out of someone's book, simple past took a leaf out of someone's book, past participle taken a leaf out of someone's book)

  1. (idiomatic) To adopt an idea or practice of another person.

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