Many prisons in America provide libraries. The mission of the prison library is to provide educational and recreational resources for inmates. Prison libraries serve both prisoners and the public by helping to educate prisoners, reduce repeat offending, and improve family bonds through reading. A correctional facility in Maryland provides books for inmates to read to their children or grandchildren on visiting days. ~What’s the best way to escape prison? In a book.
Hello and welcome to episode 85…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… be an open book
The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library. ~Albert Einstein.
be an open book …if a person’s life is an open book, you discover everything about them … details of their life… is not kept a secret…it is easy to know what they are thinking or feeling…there are no secrets
His life is transparent and there are no secrets.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… be an open book
His life is an open book.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … be an open book
Many celebrities want to keep their private lives private. They don’t want to be an open book.
If she’s doesn’t like the ring, you’ll know. Her face is an open book.
My life is an open book, but please don’t invade my children’s privacy.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
If you were in prison, what would you do with your time?
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