As a rule - If you do something as a rule, then you usually do it.
Exception that proves the rule - This expression is used by many to indicate that an exception in some way confirms a rule. Others say that the exception tests the rule. In its original legal sense, it meant that a rule could sometimes be inferred from an exemption or exception. In general use, the first meaning predominates nowadays, much to the annoyance of some pedants.
Golden rule - The golden rule is the most essential or fundamental rule associated with something. Originally, it was not a general reference to an all purpose first rule applicable to many groups or protocols, but referred to a verse in the Bible about treating people they way you would want them to treat you, which was considered the First Rule of behavior towards all by all.
Rule of thumb - Rule of thumb means approximately.
Rule the roost - If someone rules the roost they are the boss. Example:There's no doubt who rules the roost in this house.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. reule, riule, OF. riule, reule, F. régle, fr. L. regula, a ruler, rule, model, fr. regere, rectum, to lead straight, to direct. See Right (a.), and cf. Regular
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reule (Fr. règle)—L. regula—regĕre, to rule.
It is these substances therefore, that, as a rule, are alone added as manures.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Further congresses were held in London (1862), and at York (1864), when a body of rules known as the "York Rules" was agreed to.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
That is an excellent rule in its way, and very superior to an abstract rule which neglects or overrides experience.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
But my rule is, the good of the community before that of the individual; the good of the race before that of the community.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
The particular rules are determined by local conditions.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The One Rule for the Use of Words.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The Rules of Golf, so far as they are not at variance with these Special Rules, shall apply to Stroke Competitions.
"The Complete Golfer " by Harry Vardon
They called themselves Emperors and ruled over Britain alone, merely because they could not get more to rule over.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
As a rule his master is more afraid of him than he is of his master.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Of course this is subject to rule.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
If Nature built by rule and square,
Than man what wiser would she be?
What wins us is her careless care,
And sweet unpunctuality.
"Nature And the Book" by Alfred Austin
When from thy bed thou first dost rise
Remember him, who rules the skies,
Nor from thy chamber stir abroad
'Till thou hast first ador'd thy God.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
I straight reply'd, thou know'st alone,
That brightest Cloe rules my breast,
I'll sing thee two instead of one
If thou'lt be kind and make me blest.
"Cupid's Promise - Paraphrased" by Matthew Prior
Thou, who shalt trace this bloody plain,
If goodness rules thy generous breast,
Sigh for the wasted rural reign;
Sign for the shepherds, sunk to rest!
"To The Memory Of The Brave Americans" by Philip Morin Freneau
Some beneath the further stars
Bear the greater burden:
Set to serve the lands they rule,
(Save he serve no man may rule),
Serve and love the lands they rule;
Seeking praise nor guerdon.
"A School Song" by Rudyard Kipling
To thee belongs the rural reign;
Thy cities shall with commerce shine:
All thine shall be the subject main,
And every shore it circles thine.
"Rule, Britannia, rule the waves;
Britons never will be slaves.
"Rule, Britannia! (With Variations)" by James Thomson
Mark Emmert and the NCAA passed a package of rule changes intended to crack down on rule- breakers .
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's ruling follows a recent court ruling.
Private equity marketing rules, schmarketing rules.
The debate over changing the rules of the Senate moved to federal court just blocks from the Capitol on Monday as US District Judge Emmet G Sullivan considered a legal challenge to the chamber's rules.
He said they can't appeal until there is a final ruling in the case, but said they would likely challenge the chancellor 's ruling that TSSAA is subject to the state's open records law.
She ruled the men who ruled the world, and Eye on LA got a sneak peek at the incredible artifacts (including jewelry.
Tom Izzo calls relaxed summer contact rules 'greatest rule the NCAA has come up with '.
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission brings charges against attorneys who have violated the state's rules for admission to the bar and Rules of Professional Conduct.
How could Moore expect anybody to follow his own rulings if he doesn't respect higher court rulings himself.
Only congress has the power to amend any of the FCC 's rules and some hope that they will hold hearings on this ruling.
Even as Democrats are pushing to change the rules of the Senate, a federal court plans to consider a legal challenge to the chamber's rules Monday.
In US religion the Golden Rule rules, Obama suggests.
The 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour invites fans to decide the rules of the game.
Two of the plane's bigger customers, delivery companies FedEx and UPS, plan to comply with the rule by installing warning lights, but they disagreed about the need for the rule.
COLUMBIA — While temperatures — and tempers — rise over heat advisories and the recent health care ruling, Jane Austen rules the conversation among 18 scholars in Tate Hall at MU.
Overlap between Celex and Fonilex after application of all transformation rules and C5.0 production rules.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
There is also a state for each rule, indicating what to do when the patterns of the rule have been matched.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
The rule condition can be more complex if necessary; in our implementation, the rule condition is an arbitrary fragment of code in the language Tcl.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
Adjoint to the substitution rule γ → δ is the substitution rule δ → γ .
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
By analogy with the inductive basis, we can see that q0 = q0i for some i; all rules (qj−1 , aj ) → qj belong to δi for the same i; qz ∈ Qf i ; and q ′ = ni (the non-terminal in the left hand side of the i-th rule in R).
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data