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    KLPNO is offline Senior Member
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    closing the book on her thumb

    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask about the meaning of the phrase "close the book on one's thumb."

    "Did you tell?" Do-ane whispered, closing the book on her thumb.

    My guess is that she was holding her thumb on a certain page in the book and she didn't remove it when she closed the book.

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    Re: closing the book on her thumb

    Your explanation seems right to me - she used her thumb so she wouldn't lose her place while she was speaking. It is not a fixed expression.

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