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rule outTo cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.Rate it:

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rule outTo make something impossible.Rate it:

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rule the schoolTo substantially control a school administratively, financially, or to control a school's curriculum.Rate it:

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as a rulenormallyRate it:

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as a ruleIn general; most often.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clear-cut, easy to make decision.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.Rate it:

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every rule has an exceptionAlternative form of there is an exception to every rule.Rate it:

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exception that proves the ruleA form of argument in which the existence of a counterexample to a rule is used to demonstrate the fact that a rule exists.Rate it:

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exception that proves the ruleThe rare occurrence of a counterexample to a rule, used to underscore that the rule existsRate it:

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golden ruleA fundamental rule or principle.Rate it:

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golden ruleThe principle that one should treat other people in the manner in which one would want to be treated by them.Rate it:

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ground ruleA rule regarding play on a specific field, course, or court.Rate it:

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ground ruleThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.Rate it:

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rule inTo consider (something) as a possible option among others.Rate it:

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rule of thumbA general guideline, rather than a strict rule; an approximate measure or means of reckoning based on experience or common knowledge.Rate it:

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rule OKTo be popularly accepted, or supported by the general majority of people.Rate it:

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rule outTo reject an option from a list of possibilities.Rate it:

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rule overto be a ruler of, to command.Rate it:

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rule the roostTo be the controlling member(s) of a family, organization, or other group.Rate it:

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rule the school(of one or a group of students) To socially dominate a school's student population, or a major part of it (such as the girls or the boys).Rate it:

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rule with an iron fistTo rule with absolute authority or to the detriment of the people. To rule tyrannically.Rate it:

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there is an exception to every ruleUsually said in a situation when the rule is incorrect and unusable.Rate it:

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two-second ruleA rule of thumb for safe driving by which a driver must maintain a two-second distance from the vehicle in front.Rate it:

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work to ruletake industrial actionRate it:

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bring inTo introduce a new rule, law, or system of organisation.Rate it:

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do unto others as you would have them do unto youOne should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself; an expression of the golden rule.Rate it:

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for onceFor the first time, after many instances to the contrary; in a rare exception to the rule; as an exception to the usual.Rate it:

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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.Rate it:

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bring backTo reenact an old rule or law.Rate it:

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cross the lineTo overstep a boundary, rule, or limit; to go too far or do something unacceptable.Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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draw the lineTo set a boundary, rule, or limit, especially on what one will tolerate.Rate it:

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dress downThe heavy criticism, personal attack upon a subaltern by a superior for any infraction, misdemeanor, rule violation, felony et al which leaves the victim shattered:Rate it:

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might makes rightThe stronger and more powerful rule others, control the situation or determine right and wrong.Rate it:

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on averageUsually, typically; as a rule; as often as not.Rate it:

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