closed book to someone

a closed book (to someone) british phrase
someone or something that you do not know or understand anything about

Modern art is a closed book to me.

Thesaurus: mysteries, riddles and unknown things or peoplesynonym
Main entry: closed

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  • a closed book to someone — a closed book (to someone) british phrase someone or something that you do not know or understand anything about Modern art is a closed book to me. Thesaurus: mysteries, riddles and unknown things or peoplesynonym Main entry: closed …   Useful english dictionary

  • closed book — noun A person or thing that cannot be easily understood; someone or something incomprehensible or puzzling. Her courteous, sedate, inexorable husband, whose will she could not bend, whom she could not cajole, whose mind was a closed book to her …   Wiktionary

  • a closed book — 1) something that you accept has completely ended As far as she is concerned, her marriage is a closed book. 2) something or someone that is very difficult to understand I m afraid accountancy is a closed book to me …   English dictionary

  • closed — [ klouzd ] adjective ** ▸ 1 covering passage/hole ▸ 2 not doing business ▸ 3 not allowed to everyone ▸ 4 not considering ideas ▸ 5 with fixed number of something ▸ 6 forming complete circle ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) if a door, window, lid, etc. is closed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • closed */*/ — UK [kləʊzd] / US [kloʊzd] adjective 1) if a door, window, lid etc is closed, it is covering an open area, passage, or hole closed curtains All the doors are closed and locked. tightly closed/closed tight: Keep your eyes tightly closed. 2) not… …   English dictionary

  • closed — S3 [kləuzd US klouzd] adj 1.) not open = ↑shut ≠ ↑open ▪ Make sure all the windows are closed. ▪ She kept her eyes tightly closed. 2.) [not before noun] if a shop, public building etc is closed, it is not open and people cannot enter or use it =… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • book — book1 [ buk ] noun *** 1. ) count a set of printed pages fastened together inside a cover, that may contain a story, information, poems, or other forms of writing: a book by Nelson Mandela, entitled Long Walk to Freedom Please open your books to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • book — book1 W1S1 [buk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(printed pages)¦ 2¦(to write in)¦ 3¦(set of things)¦ 4 books 5 by the book 6 a closed book 7 be in somebody s good/bad books 8¦(law)¦ 9¦(part of a book)¦ 10 in my book …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • book — [[t]b ʊk[/t]] ♦ books, booking, booked 1) N COUNT A book is a number of pieces of paper, usually with words printed on them, which are fastened together and fixed inside a cover of stronger paper or cardboard. Books contain information, stories,… …   English dictionary

  • book — /bʊk / (say book) noun 1. a written or printed work of some length, as a treatise or other literary composition, especially on consecutive sheets fastened or bound together. 2. a number of sheets of writing paper bound together and used for… …   Australian English dictionary

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