By the book

Do you know the English expression “by the book?” Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Angela: I heard that Graham did the accounts. Do you think the accounts will be OK?

Nina: They’ll be fine. Don’t worry. Graham always does things by the book.

Does it mean:

a) according to the rules

b) lazily

c) while reading

d) next to a book

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) according to the rules