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    Open up the book

    Is *open up the book* an idiom in the following sentences? What does it mean?

    You open up the book and you become an athlete
    You open up the book to be the athlete...

    Does it mean "to begin a new experience"? Is thete another similar idiom? Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Open up the book

    First, I've never heard of it as an idiom. Second, I don't think the second example would be used, even if it were.

    However, for the first example, "You open up the book and you become an athlete," it sounds like a book reviewer telling his audience just how realistic the story is. Read it again with the emphasis on the word "become" and you'll see how I get this interpretation.

    There may certainly be others.

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