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English Idioms By The Book
By The Book - to strictly follow the rules; to follow the rules 100%
- The teacher always goes by the book. She is very strict.
- The boss does not always go by the book.
- The police told us that they need to go by he book.
- Do you think the judge will go by the book, or will he be easy on us?
- The clerk went by the book. She did not have any choice.
- I do not like it when the boss goes by the book.