One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A telephone directory.
- ‘No, sorry - either I've forgotten it or you're probably not in the phone book.’
- ‘Others come from remote sources such as the phone book or physicians who supply your name from a list.’
- ‘You can get a list from your local aging office, or check the phone book under senior services.’
- ‘A friend in London went to my house and located my phone book.’
- ‘Yeah, I just got the new phone book in the mail and I have a problem with it.’
- ‘The phone book is one of the dullest books in the world (let's face it, there's not a lot of plot).’
- ‘I used to use a bank that pointedly did not have listed phone numbers for any of its branches in the phone book.’
- ‘Check the front pages of your local phone book where community services are listed.’
- ‘A genuine caller will not mind if you call their company - using the number from the phone book, not their ID card.’
- ‘I stumbled upon this in the phone book while looking up video stores that might stock obscure and ancient titles.’
- ‘The first thing he did was look up Wong (his family name) in the Vancouver phone book.’
- ‘We're going first to find as many telephone numbers and addresses as we can for those people who are already in the phone book.’
- ‘I looked up the bus company's number in the phone book and dialled.’
- ‘I just turned off the TV, grabbed my potpie out of the oven, and picked up a phone book.’
- ‘The kiosk, set in a cobbled area next to cottages, boasts a vase of flowers on the shelf where the phone book used to be, a carpet and a waste paper basket.’
- ‘Apparently, the first floor failing clothing store owner, in an act of desperation, set a phone book on fire and took a little walk.’
- ‘I looked in the phone book and located a pancake house down the street from the Marina Motel.’
- ‘When a business is new and not yet listed in the phone book, every effort should be made to create easy identification.’
- ‘My advice is to stick to the phone book or use BT's free online directory service, which allows up to ten searches per day.’
- ‘We called every Swindon pub listed in the phone book and most are planning to stay open an extra hour or two at weekends and special occasions.’
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