By The Book – One Point American Idiom Lesson

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By The Book
What does by the book mean? Here is the meaning of by the book.
When you do something by the book, you follow the rules exactly. We usually use by the book to show that someone is not flexible about using the rules.

  • When it comes to the vacation policy, my boss always goes by the book.
  • The teacher is very strict and grades each term paper by the book.

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