Read somebody like a book British American Verb + object/complement
To analyze or understand easily what one is thinking or feeling
He kept fooling me because he thought that he can read me like a book, but he was wrong.
I guess you didn't study last night. Come on, I can read you like a book.
The verb "read" should be conjugated according to its tense.
There is no reliable resources to prove the origin of this idiom, however, it is used widely from the mid of 1800s.
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Adequate measures or actions
There were no half measures in the wedding from the very beginning to the end.