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Used in reference to particular expertise or proficiency in a subject, area of activity, etc.:‘they actually care about the product they are making and they wrote the book on customer service’‘he pretty much writes the book on how to be perfect in the media’
- ‘Here were two football powers who wrote the book on heroics and football legends, rewriting it in a game and on a stage like this.’
- ‘I could write the book on rehab.’
- ‘He's the man who wrote the book on duplicity.’
- ‘I know how the whole ‘need-to-know’ system works: in fact I wrote the book on it!’
- ‘They could write the book on luxury, whether it's stays in country houses on the shores of magical lochs or voyages through the Outer Hebrides.’
- ‘The only thing Robert is willing to reveal about the special guest mentor is that they could "write the book on vulnerability."’
- ‘The way she goes on, you'd think she wrote the book on fidelity.’
- ‘California wrote the book on approachability.’
- ‘Clooney plays Miles Massey, a hotshot divorce attorney who wrote the book on prenuptial agreements.’
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