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open book

open book

Date: Oct 16 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Music, Pop Culture, Work

Cita

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“Being on ‘American Idol,’ you have no choice but to be an open book.”

Singer Jordin Sparks, talking about how your life changes after being on TV

Definición

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easy to understand; not hiding secrets

2. Usar - Learn how the slang is used.

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Before the internet, people searched for answers in books. Books were the place where one could find information on anything and everything. Students who wanted to do well in their classes were likely to be found in libraries, their tables full of open books. But it’s one thing to learn about faraway places, for example, or about how things work. It’s another thing to learn about each other.

A lot of people like to keep their lives private. They don’t want to share the details of their experiences and feelings. Others are the opposite. They are happy to share everything, sometimes even what they had for breakfast! These people are like an open book, ready to be read and studied. If your friend Lara is an open book, you know that you can ask her almost anything, personal or not.

People like Lara are usually comfortable talking about themselves. But just because someone is an open book does not mean that he or she will or has to tell you everything. Most everyone wants to keep a few things to themselves.

Singer Jordin Sparks knows what it’s like to be an open book. Being on the American TV show American Idol, she got used to people paying a lot of attention to her. Jordin may have already been an open book before she was on American Idol, but after being on the show, it was no longer a choice.

Are you an open book? Are there things you’re not willing to share?

Ejemplos

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“James is an open book. Ask him anything and he’ll give you an honest answer.”

“What do you want to know? My life is an open book.”

“They’re an interesting couple. Mike is so private, but Laura is an open book.”

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meganme

United States

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04:16 AM Aug 02 2016 |

saame1213

Pakistan

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12:42 AM Aug 02 2016 |

tammymocal

United States

You are extremely correct! Before internet we had to find out anything in the book that fully helped us at previous time. And I have seen those students who now search all the time top custom essay writing services online and which is good they get their assignment completed. So when they had no opportunity of internet they used to did their work them self. At last I desire to say that your topic is dazzling for reading.




05:34 AM Oct 02 2015 |

faisal abdo

Sudan

Ishare close friend

05:32 AM Oct 22 2014 |

ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

No. I’m not. Sometimes I share my secrets with my close friends but not all of them. Why should I do?!!. Experience showed me before, that it’s not a good decision to spread your mysterious on the show stage and let people to be aware of them. It could be wrong with me however I still hold my opinion.

11:47 AM Oct 20 2014 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

There is a saying that goes as this ” don´t give ammunition to your enemies” , is for this that  i prefer  not to trust everybody, except  those that i know  will back me up  come shine come rain. 

02:14 PM Oct 16 2014 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I guess i am almost a private person but sometimes  i like to share things and be open book.i don’t like share my private stuff to people.

10:35 AM Oct 16 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am an open book person not with everybody i share somethings with my close friend but every thing has its limit.never expose it.

09:44 AM Oct 16 2014 |

nellsha

Sri Lanka

Read ur mind,listen ur heart, ask ur soul,if they say “YES” . It’s the nice time to be an open book…...but i’m still not an open book.

07:24 AM Oct 16 2014 |

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Hamd

Hamd

Saudi Arabia


somefriends I be for them open book in trip


I dislike open book all time especially in work

07:23 AM Oct 16 2014 |

manjunath D

India

For those who are close, I’m an open book for sure. But who are not, I’m a closed book !

06:47 AM Oct 16 2014 |

clutchmann

clutchmann

Hungary

For a stranger person I am sure that I am not an open book. But if I know somebody well I am an open book for him/her.


Of course, there are some secret pages in my book. These are visible only for me.


I think I do not write more because I do not know you enough :) But you can open my book if you want to know me much more.

04:00 AM Oct 16 2014 |

EsmaeilShakouri

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Being open book can be used as a shelter to save some private thing. Expressing before anybody  become curious and ask a lot.

03:02 AM Oct 16 2014 |

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meysam66

meysam66

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

In my opinion, I’m an open book. On occasion, I share my scerets with my close friends. Specially when something bad happend to me, that is killing me or getting on my nerves. I do’nt like to bottle terrible things that happend to me. I like to get off my chest about my problems.

02:51 AM Oct 16 2014 |

fcf515

fcf515

Taiwan

I guess I am not an open book because I am less willing to share anything and everything about my personal life. I prefer talking business rather than privacy.

12:40 AM Oct 16 2014 |

Ya Nina

Kazakhstan

I am a funny, positive girl, who can talk with other people about everything with pleasure and interest. My friends and acquaintance share with me different questions, secrets, tell me about situations which worry them. I like hear and listen to my friends, as usually, I can give them useful advice or can calm them down of kind word or other words of support. But I tell them about my life or my different questions very rarely, practically, never. I don’t like to tell about myself. I feel myself more unproctected in that cases, so I prefer to be for them rather “close boo” than “open book”. A simple person in my life that I can tell everything is my mother. God grant my mother’s health!

12:34 AM Oct 16 2014 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

Both of my daughters are like open books to me. No matter what they’re trying to hide, I always know what’s going on beneath the surface. Yup! Mamma knows…:-)

11:01 PM Oct 15 2014 |

vik32

vik32

India

yes i am like an open book i don’t like hiding things and keeping things to myself. i like my life sharing everything with my friends and all. 

10:37 PM Oct 15 2014 |

williamnewseasonSuper Member!

United States

Ok!

08:55 PM Oct 15 2014 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

“Open book” seems is an international idiom. We use it widely in my country. 


Mostly people are closed books or semi-open books within their not close society. But they may be open books with their relatives or friends. 


I think here is a bond between being an extrovert and open book. 


My personality has been changing since my youth.  Initially I was an open book for all people around me but in time, I can’t even recall the reason why, I became a “closed book” not only for everybody around but even for myself :D 


I still can be quite open with people but it definitely does not characterize me as an open book still. 


08:03 PM Oct 15 2014 |

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